(Vide Journal of the Royal Horticultural Society, Vol. xxxix., Part 3, April, 1914)

A Vase Of Antirrhinums
A Vase Of Antirrhinums ("Nobile")

Antirrhinum Tall Section

Name

Colour

Beauty

-

Crimson.

Moonlight

-

Reddish Apricot.

Queen Victoria

-

White.

Salmon Pink

-

Rose.

Yellow King

-

Yellow.

Antirrhinum Medium Section

Amber Queen

-

Yellow and rose.

Beacon

-

Vermilion red.

Bonfire

-

Coral red and rose.

Carmine Oueen

-

Carmine.

Coccineum

-

Fiery red.

Crimson King

-

Crimson.

Daphne

-

Rosy carmine.

Defiance

-

Fire red.

Fire King

-

Cherry red and orange.

Golden Morn

-

Yellow and rose.

Golden Queen

-

Yellow.

Maize Queen

-

Yellow and rose.

Pink -

-

Rosy carmine.

Rosy Morn

-

Rose pink.

Sunset

-

Dull garnet and yellow.

White Beauty -

-

White.

White Queen -

-

White.

Yellow

-

Yellow.

Yellow Queen -

-

Yellow.

Another most useful work done by the Royal Horticultural Society, although it was not set forth in great prominence in its Journal, was the grouping together of varieties of Snapdragons which were considered to be very much alike, thus: -

Chart Of Antirrhinum Varieties
Chart Of Antirrhinum Or Snapdragon Varieties

Outside the clear self-colours such as white, yellow, primrose, carmine, pink and crimson, I am personally in favour of those varieties which bring tints of bronze, chamois and yellow into their composition. Amber Queen and Maize Queen are very charming, and so is Dainty Queen (salmon buff with yellow lip). The two former received awards of merit from the Royal Horticultural Society in 1913.

Another type of flower which fascinates many, is represented by Nobile. The flowers are white with dark crimson lip, and either on the plant, or cut and put in a vase, they are most distinct and effective. In Daphne, the colours are almost reversed, the flowers being pale carmine, and the lip white. Both Nobile and Daphne were honoured in the Royal Horticultural trials.

Outside the self-coloured varieties in the Tall Section, a note should be made of Cottage Maid, a beautiful combination of pink and white; Fairy Queen, orange suffused rose with white tube; Moonlight, apricot suffused rose with yellow lip, and Coral Red, deep rose-red with yellow-tipped lip.

Dwarf or Tom Thumb Varieties of Snapdragons.

The Tom Thumb varieties are simply known by their colours, thus: Tom Thumb White - Golden - Crimson - Rose, and so on. It was formerly difficult and almost impossible to obtain these true to colour and type, but now most of the leading seed houses offer reliable strains.