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Snapdragon Opus Early Bronze Group 3

Antirrhinum majus



Vibrant, orange-bronze summer snapdragon.

Produces florets that are slightly fuller and more ruffled than many standard snapdragons, giving it a premium look. Blooms are orange and bronze, with dusty rose coloration on unopened buds. Compared to Potomac Orange, Opus™ III Early Bronze is slightly earlier to flower, has more orange-bronze coloring (less rose), and the florets have a bit more frill and fullness. Excellent performance in the field or greenhouse. Group 3: considered a "main season" or "all season" variety.
Ht. 28–34"





Plant life cycle: annual
Height:40- 60”
Site: full sun
Days to maturity: 110-120 days

Sow: surface, slightly press into the soil
Plant spacing: 9-12”
Pinch: when 4-5” tall
Approx seeds per packet: 20


How to grow:

SOWING:Transplant (recommended) - Surface-sow into open, or 20-row flat or preferred seedling container, 8-10 weeks before last frost. Light is required for germination; cover just enough to hold seeds in place. Transplant into 72-cell plug flats at first true-leaf stage. Harden off and transplant out after danger of frost has passed. Pinching encourages branching. Light is required for germination, but a fine layer of vermiculite covering the seeds can maintain moisture levels and prevent algae growth. Bottom water or mist lightly to avoid covering the seed with displaced soil. Transplant to cell packs or larger containers when the first true leaves appear, approximately 3-4 weeks after sowing. If desired, for a bushier plant that produces more flower-producing side branches, pinch young plants back by half their height when plants have formed 4-6 leaves or are approximately 3-4 inches tall. Pinching will delay the crop time by a few weeks. If pinching, space plants 6-12 inches apart. Direct seeding is not recommended.


Stem Length:60". When grown as a one-cut, stems can be as long as the full height of the plants. When grown for multiple cuts per plant, stems vary in length at 12-36".



When Florets on lower 1/3- 1/2 of the spike are open.


Vase Life:

7-10 Days

Snapdragon Opus Early Bronze Group 3

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