How to make your garden bloom

The West's best flowers for borders, beds, bouquets, and containers

17 best plants for cool-season color

Brighten gray, drizzly days with the West's best cool-season flowers

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Snapdragon
Photo: Thomas J. Story

Snapdragon

Perennial treated as annual

Snapdragons are among the best flowers for borders and cuttings, and they’ll bloom all winter in mild-winter climates. (In cold climates, plant in spring.)

Flowers come in many colors and are divided into upper and lower “jaws.” Some have double flowers, some are bell-shaped, and some blooms look like azaleas.

Flowers shoot from 1-3 feet tall and 6 inches to 2 feet wide. Set out plants from fall to spring in mild-winter areas. All take full sun and regular water.
 

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