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Build a Bouquet with Snapdragons

Snapdragon is our #9 most-popular flower! Tied with lisianthus (which can be seen in a dark purple variety in the @bloominghillflowers bouquet below), these charming and playful blooms are great for adding some POP to your bouquet! For a recap on how we find out which flowers are most popular in a bouquet, click here.

What are snapdragons?

According to Wikipedia, snapdragons are native to North America, Europe, and North Africa. Snapdragons get their name from the way their blooms look like a dragon's head with an open mouth. Snapdragons are a very diverse flower with many variations, such as the dwarf snapdragon in the UK.

What do you need to know about snapdragons in a bouquet?

Growing season

Snapdragons have two blooming seasons: one in April-June and one in August-October. They're somewhat picky as to the sunlight and water they get and snapdragons need constant deadheading - removing the flowers that have wilted from the stem - in order to grow healthy. Ask your florist what your options are in your area to see if snapdragons are available during your wedding season!

Photo credit: @bloominghillflowers

Color variety

According to Wikipedia, snapdragons can come in a wide variety of colors, such as the following:

  • White

  • Yellow

  • Orange

  • Red

  • Purple

  • Pink

  • Multicolored

Bloom size

Snapdragons are a lot like delphinium, lily of the valley, or lavender in the sense that it's a lot of small flowers on one spikey stem. Our brides really seem to enjoy that aesthetic lately. Like the other flowers we've talked about in recent weeks, snapdragons are good for accenting and brightening a bouquet, but not necessarily for filling large amounts of space.