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Asarina procumbens

 
Asarina procumbens
trailing snapdragon

Synonym(s) Antirrhinum asarina
Common name trailing snapdragon
Family scrophulariaceae
Life cycle perennial (Z6-9)
Flowers pale yellow (summer)
Size 4"
Light sun-part shade
Cultural notes well-drained soil
From seed germinate at room temperature
detailed seed-starting info below

Low-growing, spreading (to 24") perennial with snapdragon-like flowers and velvety leaves. I was really taken with this plant when I saw it growing in a rock wall at Chanticleer Garden, a little south of us. Hardiness in our garden is uncertain though – some sources rate it hardy only to zone 7. Although I've lost a good many through the years, one plant in our open rock garden made it through the rather cold winter of 2015, and bloomed the following May. It was about time I saw some flowers, because I was getting discouraged with its disappearance acts. And although it is also grown as an annual, it doesn't bloom in its first year from seed in my experience.

We left this plant behind in our Pennsylvania garden (and wish it well); we don't grow it in Houston.

Seed for this plant is included on my seed trade list

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from HPS/MAG '09/'10 exchange. Baggy 70F (80%G, 9-17d)
  2. Same seed as above. Baggy 70F (33%G, 9-15d)
  3. Same seed as above. Baggy 70F (43%G, 11-16d)
  4. Same seed as above. Baggy 70F (36%G, 10-20d)
  5. Same seed as above. Baggy 70F (57%G, 10-20d)

Clothier says to provide a cold stage if no germination occurs in three weeks - which hasn't been necessary in my experience.


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