Growing Liberty snapdragons

kitkat_oregon(7)June 13, 2006

I was talked into growing liberty snaps for my cuts instead of the usual Rockets and I am thoroughly disappointed so far. They seem to be no taller than about 10 inches max. They are healthy fat plants with these dwarf shoots. The information on line about them ranges from 'semi-dwarf, topping out at about 22"' or '24 to 36" and one of the best cut snaps'. Anybody out there with any experience growing these? Thanks

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clink(IA-5a)

I grew "Liberty" snaps my first year. They were great in the vase but not nearly as tall as "Rocket" snaps. I'm thinking they were in the 22-24" range. Nice color selection --but I still like "Rocket" and "La Bella" better.

"La Bella" is in the same height range as "Liberty" but more pastel shades.

10" is awfully short --- did you get "bedding" snaps instead? Seed mix-up?

I wish I could give you more advice -- they were fine for me but just that.

Cathy

    Bookmark   June 13, 2006 at 9:25AM
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kitkat_oregon(7)

Cathy, thanks for the info. I think there must have been a mix up. These colours are lovely, but again very short and taking up very valuable bed space. Is Liberty a butterfly snap or a standard one? These are butterfly type. Thanks again. I will not stray from Rocket or La Bella again.
Kat

    Bookmark   June 13, 2006 at 7:11PM
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hopflower(z8/z15 CA Sunset)

I have grown Liberty snapdragons and while lovely, they are no where near the height of the Rocket series. Mine were probably 18-20 inches, and grew very well.

    Bookmark   June 19, 2006 at 11:52AM
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