Plant ID pls: snapdragon look a like!!

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Plant ID pls: snapdragon look a like!!

Postby niki » Fri Nov 08, 2013 11:50 am

Hi All,

I have been trying identify this plant for over a year, hoping someone knows! I know the photo is not very clear on the leaves and flower structure, so I will add as much I can. I have seen this plant close up, but just cant take a picture that close up. The leaves and the plant structure looks almost identical to snapdragon(SD), but the flowers look different. The leaves look similar to SD. The major difference is, these are bout 40-50cm tall but are very compact and flowers are mount on top, as you can see from picture. They are in bloom most of the year and it seems to me that, the more sun the better the flowering. On close up, they do look a bit woody, as these plants about 1.5 yrs old. Any guesses? All the plants (in different colours) look the same to me.
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Re: Plant ID pls: snapdragon look a like!!

Postby abwal » Fri Nov 08, 2013 4:47 pm

Could they be creeping snapdragons? ( Spanish Snapdragons )
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Re: Plant ID pls: snapdragon look a like!!

Postby bubba louie » Fri Nov 08, 2013 8:27 pm

Without a better photo all I can suggest is to do a google image search on antirrhinum. There are a few varieties.
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Re: Plant ID pls: snapdragon look a like!!

Postby niki » Sun Nov 10, 2013 2:57 pm

Here is another pic. I'm trying to get better pictures. I'm aware of all the other varieties of snapdragon. It could possibly be a dwarf version, ie snapdragon magic carpet??? But the flowers on these plants look a bit different. Further I've never grown any snapdragon before to know whether they are compact and mount like this on top.

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Postby bubba louie » Sun Nov 10, 2013 4:01 pm

niki wrote:Here is another pic. I'm trying to get better pictures. I'm aware of all the other varieties of snapdragon. It could possibly be a dwarf version, ie snapdragon magic carpet??? But the flowers on these plants look a bit different. Further I've never grown any snapdragon before to know whether they are compact and mount like this on top.

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It's too hard without a close up of the flower and leaves.
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Re: Plant ID pls: snapdragon look a like!!

Postby Keo » Sun Nov 10, 2013 5:33 pm

:lol: looks like you only took one step closer for the second photo!
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Re: Plant ID pls: snapdragon look a like!!

Postby niki » Sun Nov 10, 2013 6:27 pm

Ok guys..here we go!! This has to help.
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Re: Plant ID pls: snapdragon look a like!!

Postby niki » Sun Nov 10, 2013 6:33 pm

more pics....
I also got a little branch from it....

Ok Any guess now???
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Re: Plant ID pls: snapdragon look a like!!

Postby oz koala » Sun Nov 10, 2013 8:57 pm

Antirrhinum " twinny " looks a bit like your pics.
They're pretty, whatever they are. :)
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Re: Plant ID pls: snapdragon look a like!!

Postby niki » Sun Nov 10, 2013 9:52 pm

Thanks OZ...they do look similar. Can I get confirmation from anyone else?
The other question is: where do you get snapdragon twiny from? All I see in my local nurseries are the snapdragons in 'regal passion' pots(little black pots) with no label on them. You don't really know which variety you're getting.
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Re: Plant ID pls: snapdragon look a like!!

Postby bubba louie » Mon Nov 11, 2013 8:12 pm

niki wrote:Thanks OZ...they do look similar. Can I get confirmation from anyone else?
The other question is: where do you get snapdragon twiny from? All I see in my local nurseries are the snapdragons in 'regal passion' pots(little black pots) with no label on them. You don't really know which variety you're getting.



If you google it there are a few seed companies that stock it.
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Re: Plant ID pls: snapdragon look a like!!

Postby jodie 123 » Thu Nov 14, 2013 6:51 am

you could also save your own seeds from those plants too
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Re: Plant ID pls: snapdragon look a like!!

Postby niki » Thu Nov 14, 2013 7:52 am

Thanks everyone.

But this remains a mystery...This new type of snapdragon(SD) flower which is referred to as 'butterfly' snapdragon because the mouth is open rather than snap shut, like in your traditional SD, is called the Twiny SD. However this information comes from american websites only. I have looked at the SD currently available in so many nurseries, none of them have the butterfly flowers. I'm confident that I know which company put out those SDs in the picture. I have sent them the pics and waiting to hear from them. Other than that, nobody has any idea as to what they are or where to get them from! (here in Aus). Seeds are available from US only, so that's out of the question. Those plants are in a someone's house..so i cant exactly go and get seeds. lol. I wish!
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Re: Plant ID pls: snapdragon look a like!!

Postby niki » Thu Nov 14, 2013 8:26 am

The supplier got back to me and it's not from them and they don't even know which variety it is.
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Re: Plant ID pls: snapdragon look a like!!

Postby greg.l » Thu Nov 14, 2013 10:36 am

I think it is perfectly legal to order snapdragon seeds from the US. They aren't weeds and don't carry disease, If you are buying just a few packets there is no customs charge.
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Re: Plant ID pls: snapdragon look a like!!

Postby Pam » Fri Nov 15, 2013 6:06 am

niki, do you know the person they belong to? If not you could perhaps wait until you spot them out the front and ask if they know which one it is. Now is the right time to grow from cuttings, so perhaps you could arrange a swap.
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Re: Plant ID pls: snapdragon look a like!!

Postby niki » Tue Nov 19, 2013 12:43 pm

Hi guys,

I'm happy to say that I've tracked down the people that grow this snapdragon twiny variety. So I've ordered a few punnets, as they only sell them as seedlings now. Thanks for everyone who have helped.
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