Antirrhinum majus-Snapdragon. Snapdragons are a staple in many gardens around the area. They usually do well but this year the heavy June rain in Fargo drowned out some of the cultivars. Despite that, 'Crimson Ribbon' and 'Liberty Mix' did well in Fargo while 'Bells Mix' was the top performer in Dickinson.

Fargo Dickinson
July 25 August 30 July 12 August 26 Comments
Hgt. Spr. Hgt. Spr. Hgt. Spr. Hgt. Spr.
Bells Mixture-GS 4-6" 4-6" 6-8" 4-8" 6-10" 6-12" 8-10" 12-14" Fargo - Mix of colors; Lost 6 of 12, lacked uniformity but looked good in August
Dickinson - Did better here than Fargo; healthy, uniform and vigorous all season
Chimes Mixture-GS 4-6 4-6 4-6 4-6 6-10 6-12 6-10 8-12 F - Mix of colors; Nice compact plants but never bloomed well
D - Not as uniform or floriferous as Bells Mix
Crimson Ribbon-GS 14-18 6-8 12-20 6-12 -- -- -- -- F - Deep velvet red; Floriferous in July, not uniform in size or bloom by August
D - Not tested
LaBella Mixture-GS 10-18 4-10 8-24 6-12 -- -- -- -- F - Mix of colors; Lacked uniformity in size all season but bloom was good
D - Not tested
Lavender Ribbon-GS 12-14 6-8 12 8 -- -- -- -- F - Deep lavender rose; Nice and uniform early, by August had lost 4 of 6 plants
D - Not tested
Liberty Mix-GS 14-18 6-8 12-18 8-10 12-15 10-12 18-24 12-14 F - Mix of colors; Floriferous and nice in July, past peak bloom by end of August
D - Healthy plants but not uniform in bloom
Light Pink Ribbon-GS 4-6 4-6 4-8 6-10 -- -- -- -- F - Pink-yellow throat; Lost 4 of 6 plants, bloom not good
D -Not tested
Rose Ribbon-GS 4-12 4-6 9-15 6-12 -- -- -- -- F - Rose; Nice color, lost 4 of 6 plants by end of summer, not uniform in vigor
D - Not tested