Snapdragon Vine

Maurandya antirrhiniflora

Snapdragon Vine, also known as creeping snapdragon, Climbing Snapdragon and Purple Twining Snapdragon, is a delicate and drought-tolerant plant that can add both visual appeal and ecological value to an Arizona pollinator garden.

Snapdragon Vine is a host plant for Common Buckeye butterfly larvae, and is also a valuable addition to a pollinator garden due to its nectar and pollen resources. By planting Snapdragon Vine, gardeners can support the populations of important pollinators and enhance the beauty of their garden.

Flowers:  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Status: Native
Origin: Mexico, Southwest United States
Family: Scrophulariaceae (Figwort or Snapdragon family)
Size: 3-6 feet long
Sun: Full to part shade
Watering: Moderate water, well-drained soil
Growth Rate: Fast
Soil: Well-drained soil, sandy or loamy soil
Temperature: Foliage is hardy to 25 F, but root hardy to about 10 F.
Disease and Pests:
Uses: Attracts hummingbirds, bees and butterflies. Larval host for the Common Buckeye butterfly. Foliage is a favorite of the desert tortoise.
Notes: Purple or pink flowers. Blooms better with light.


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