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Pinching out Antirrinhums (Snap dragons)

I've got a few of the above and want to make them 'bush out'.

Can I pinch out the growing tip ?  and if so how big should it be when I do it ?




  • Alina WAlina W Posts: 1,445

    I wouldn't, or you'll lose the main spike. Modern varieties branch well on their own as the plant grows.

  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 23,814

    I asked this question once on a gardening forum (forgotten which) but I didn't get many replies. Someone said they didn't, someone said you should. I've pinched some of mine and I'll see what happens, but the ones I pinched (about 6" tall) are bushier than the others, but it's too soon to tell.

    Dordogne and Norfolk. Clay in Dordogne, sandy in Norfolk.
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