Single Packet of 3,000 Seeds
This seed packet measures 3.25″ wide by 4.50" tall and includes a clear & colorful illustration on the front. It also includes detailed seed sowing instructions on the reverse side as well. All seeds sold by Seed Needs are Non-GMO products and are intended for the current and the following growing season. All seeds are produced from open pollinated plants, stored in a temperature controlled facility and are constantly moved out due to popularity.
Grow a beautiful display of colors with Spurred snapdragons (Linaria maroccana.) Spurred Snapdragon plants grow to a mature height of roughly 12 to 15 inches tall, and spread about 6 to 8 inches wide. The blossoms are 3/4" in size and grow on long stems called racimes. They were originally light purple, but have been developed into many colors since the beginning. These colors include yellow, pink, burgundy, white and purple. The leaves are narrow and about 1" long, growing along the stems of the plant.
Spurred snapdragons earned their common name from the spurs that grow from the backs of the blossoms, and from the blossoms which resemble a different kind of snapdragon plant. Spurred snapdragons are also known as toadflax, or simply Linaria. They originated in Morocco, but have naturalized in many places, including California.
They are attractive and are a great addition to your insectary or butterfly garden. They tend to do very well in luring in hummingbirds, butterflies, honeybees and other pollinators as well. Spurred Snapdragon flowers also make beautiful cut flowers for long-lasting bouquets and floral arrangements.
These annual flowering plants grow very well in flower beds, along borders, such as fences, walkways and driveways, and even in large pots and containers. They prefer evenly moist, well-drained soil, but will grow in a variety of conditions. They are often used to naturalize boring, empty fields and make for lovely displays of color in your backyard too.
Spurred snapdragons bloom from spring clear through till fall in cooler climates, but will stop blooming in very hot summers. If you live in a hot climate, having some shade in the afternoons will help them bloom longer, and when things cool down they might start to bloom again. Cut back dead flowers (or cut off blooming flowers to make arrangements) to encourage more to grow.
Sowing The Seed
Spurred Snapdragons are best established directly outdoors, in the early Spring season. Wait for all danger of frost to pass, to begin working the soil. Remove all unwanted plant life from your sowing area. Scatter the seeds to the surface of the soil, pressing them into the earth lightly. The seeds will require a bit of light to germinate properly, so it is recommended that you do not bury the seeds, but instead surface sow them. Water the seeds immediately after sowing to secure them.
Spurred Snapdragon flower seeds & plants will require an area of full sunlight for the majority of the day. They will also need temperatures of at least 70F to thrive. Provide a rich soil that is also well draining. In areas that consist of hard compact soil, try mixing a fluffy compost to improve drainage. Water daily with a light mist setting so that the soil is kept moist, but never soaked.
Germination & Growth
Spurred Snapdragon seeds will typically take anywhere between 7 and 14 days to successfully germinate. The plants will reach a mature height of roughly 12 to 15 inches tall and can be spaced about 8 to 12 inches apart from one another. You can expect blooms throughout the summer months. Their bright and cheery colors will attract an array of beneficial insects to the garden, such as bumblebees, honeybees, butterflies and hummingbirds as well.
We promise to never knowingly carry or sell GMO based seed products. All seeds sold through Seed Needs are Non-GMO products and the vast majority seeds are produced from open pollinated plants. (A very low number of our seed products are F1 hybrids) Our seed stock is stored in a temperature controlled facility and our products are constantly moved out due to popularity. Each and every packet is intended for the current and the following growing season and will not be marked with an expiration date.
If you are to store your seeds for successful growth in the following year, we recommend placing the packets in an airtight ziplock bag. Place your seeds in a cool, dark and dry area of the home, such as a basement where they are kept at room temperature or below.
It is our goal to make you a happy customer! If you experience any problems with your seeds such as germination issues, we will replace or refund any seed product within 180 days of your purchase date. Please contact us directly for a resolution to any problems that you are having with our products.
Question: When should I sow these seeds?
Answer: This is something you must research for your specific region. We offer a ton of helpful articles in our Blog that explain in depth how to successfully grow the seeds within our shop. All of our product pages have useful information on sowing as well.
Question: What is the size of this packet?
Answer: Our traditional packages are 3.25" wide, by 4.50" tall. Some of our larger packages of Corn, Beans and Peas will be 4" wide by 4.675" tall, and our Wildflower packages containing bulk seeds are usually 4.50" wide by 6.45" inches tall.
Question: Are your seeds heirloom?
Answer: In short yes, a vast majority of the plant varieties we carry are heirloom. Heirlooms are varieties that have been passed down for generations.
Question: Are your seeds GMO?
Answer: No, we promise to never knowingly carry or supply any GMO based seed products and steer clear of seed producers from major GMO companies, such as Monsanto.
Question: Are your seeds Organic?
Answer: No, at this time we do not sell organic seeds.
Question: How long will shipping take?
Answer: This can sometimes depend on the size of your order, however 95% of our orders will ship within 24 to 48 hours. All orders ship First Class by default and can take 2 - 5 business days to arrive. Orders placed on a Friday may not ship until the following Monday.
Question: What if my seeds don't grow?
Answer: If you experience any problems with our seed products, contact us within 180 days of your purchase date for a resolution.
Question: Do the packages have sowing instructions on them?
Answer: Yes, all of our seed packets have detailed sowing information on the reverse side as well as a QR code that leads to the original product page here on our website.
Question: Why is there no expiration date on your seed packages?
Answer: Our seeds are contained within a temperature controlled facility in airtight containers. When we ship our seed products to customers, we fill a small portion of packets that sell on a weekly basis. We do not print an expiration date on the packets since the large majority of seeds technically do not expire for long periods of time, IF they are stored in the proper conditions. If you plan to store or save your seeds for the following year, we suggest placing them in a ziplock bag, later storing them in a dark, cool and dry area of the home.
Question: Can I receive a catalog in the mail?
Answer: At this time, we are focused on remaining solely online. We do not send paper catalogs in an effort to save more trees, as well as keep our prices low.
Question: I did not receive an invoice for my order.
Answer: We do not send paper invoices with our orders since the invoice can be viewed online with your Seed Needs account. You will also receive an invoice / order confirmation through email.
Question: What is the difference between a hybrid variety and a GMO based seed product.
Answer: Hybrids are a NATURAL process of cross pollinating two species, thus producing a first generation hybrid (F1.) For example: Mixing a red, double blooming, single stem sunflower, with a yellow, multi branching sunflower might result in a orange-red, double blooming, multibranching plant.
GMO based seed products are a completely different and unatural process of gene splicing in a laboratory. The process entails the introduction of a separate biological kingdom, such as a bacteria, or a pesticide. This bacteria or pesticide is then eaten directly by the consumer when the crops reach maturity. (BAD NEWS)
Question: Can you ship these seeds overseas?
Answer: At this time we only ship within the United States and Canada.