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Antirrhinum Magic Carpet

Description

Magic Carpet is a very dwarf and compact variety of snapdragons, in a delightfully bright colour range, making this ideal for edging displays and containers as it only grows to an approximate height of 20-25cm.

Product Part Number: 52204

Pack Size: 425 Seeds

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Price (Inc. VAT): £1.65

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When to Sow Magic Carpet Snapdragon Seeds

February/March or July to September

Where to Sow

Early sowings in pots or trays under glass at 16°C. Summer sowings in pots or trays in a cold frame for flowering the following year.

What to do Next

When the seedlings are large enough to handle, prick off into trays 5cm apart. harden off gradually and plant in flowering sites 25cm apart. Protect summer sowings in a cold frame during winter months.

Maturity

June onwards

Handy Tip

To encourage bushy plants with more flower stalks, pinch out the growing point when plants are 8-10cm tall.

 

 

 

 

FLOWER SEED SOWING TECHNIQUE

 

 

HALF HARDY ANNUAL

 

Use seed trays or plastic modules and a good seedling compost, preferably using a peat substitute. For small sowings standard pots can be used.

Firm the compost lightly and moisten before sowing. Very fine seeds, like Begonia (where there are more than 60,000 seeds to a gram) should be mixed with dry horticultural sand to avoid one big clump of seed, and to help see where the seed has been sown.

As a general rule, the depth of sowing depends on the size of the seed. Aim to cover the seed with compost or vermiculite to the same depth as the size of the seed. Very fine seed need not be covered at all.

Sow thinly and cover the tray with a sheet of glass with paper on top. Wipe the glass every day and inspect the tray for signs of germination. Sowings in pots can be enclosed in a polythene bag for the same effect.

As soon as seedlings break the surface, remove the glass and paper or polythene bag. If left under glass they will become leggy and weak. Keep moist with a fine spray.

When the first set of true leaves (not the seedling leaves) have formed they should be pricked off into trays, setting the seedlings about 4-5cm (1 1/2-2") apart. Always handle by the leaves and not the stem and use a fork or knife blade to ease them out of the compost. Keep in the shade for a couple of days after pricking off.

Gradually harden the plants by increasing ventilation and moving the trays into a cold frame and finally outside for 7 days before transplanting into the flowering site.

 

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