Antirrhinum majus profile

Written by Maggie

Nov 25 2020

Antirrhinum majus profile

Antirrhinum Majus can be potted. It's a wonderful sight to see because of its showy colors. Antirrhinum Majus is native to the Mediterranean and ranges as far south as Morocco and Portugal, north to France, and east to Turkey and Syria. The Antirrhinum Majus gets its name from the rhinum majus, a flower that looks like a goldfish. At the same time, it is also a traditional Chinese medicine, which has the effect of clearing away heat and detoxification, cooling blood and reducing swelling.It can also be pressed oil edible, nutrition and health.

Antirrhinum Majus picture

Antirrhinum Majus

Morphological features of Antirrhinum Majus

Antirrhinum Majus is a perennial erect herb, sometimes lignified at stem base, up to 80 cm high. Stem is base glabrous, middle upper part glandular hairy, base sometimes branched. Lower leaves are opposite, upper often alternate, with short stalks. Leaf blade is glabrous, lanceolate to rectangular-oblanceolate, 2 -- 6 cm long, entire. Racemes are terminal, densely glandular hairy. Pedicels are 5-7 mm long. Calyx is subequal, 5-lobed, lobes ovate, obtuse or acute. Corolla is in a variety of colors, from red, purple to white, 3-5 cm long, base in front and down into a pocket, upper lip erect, broad, 2 cleft, lower lip 3 lobed, in the middle of the upper lip uplifted, closed throat, corolla masque;Stamens 4, 2 strong. Capsule is ovate, ca. 15 mm long, base strongly forward, glandular hairy, apical foraminifera. 

Antirrhinum Majus growth environment

Antirrhinum majus likes sunshine and can withstand half-shade. It’s more resistant to cold, heat. It’s suitable for loose fertile, well-drained soil, and  in calcareous soil it can also grow normally. 

Antirrhinum Majus distribution range

Antirrhinum Majus is a rhinum native to the Mediterranean coast, reaching as far south as Morocco and Portugal, as far north as France, and as far east as Turkey and Syria.

Antirrhinum Majus 

Antirrhinum Majus breeding method

Antirrhinum Majus is primarily used for breeding by seeding in spring and autumn. Autumn sowing was more common in the Yangtze River basin and basin sowing was also more common in northern China. 7~10 days after autumn sowing, soaking seeds in 50~400 mg/l gibberellin could improve germination rate. Spring sowing should be carried out in March to April, or can be inserted with the rod reproduction.

Antirrhinum Majus's major value

Antirrhinum Majus is a summer and autumn blooming flower. It is widely cultivated in Chinese gardens. It is suitable for group planting in flower beds and flower borders. High variety can be used as background planting, short variety should be planted in the rock edge or windowsill pond, or edge planting. This flower can also be used as cut flowers.

Antirrhinum Majus plant culture

The Antirrhinum majus, a rhinum with golden abundance, prosperity and liveliness, is an auspicious flower.

Antirrhinum Majus