Antirrhinum multiflorum

Chaparral snapdragon

Plant Type: Perennial
Sun: Sun
Drainage: Well-draining
Water: Naturalize, Occasional
Height X Width: 3' X 1'
Santa Clara County Local: Yes
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This interesting snapdragon is found primarily in coastal mountains from the SF Bay Area to Orange County. It grows in sunny, open areas in a fountain form, with many upright stalks of small lance-shaped leaves. The leaves are hairy and tacky to the touch. Each stock is topped with several rows of small tubular flowers of pink or purple. Although small, the sheer number of flowers make for quite a display. Plant a mass of this unusual plant in a sunny location with well-draining soil. Although chaparral snapdragon is short-lived, it produces a great quantity of seed which may volunteer in open places.


Deer Resistant: No
Attractive to Bees: Yes
Attractive to Butterflies: Yes
Good Under Oaks: No
Evergreen or Deciduous: Evergreen