How to Keep Snapdragons Blooming All Summer

Snapdragons are Mediterranean natives best known for their masses of bright, showy blooms. They are truly a gardener's delight, available in a wide range of colors and heights. They flourish in the sun and are easy to care for, making them the perfect flower for a cheerful summer garden. By occasionally pruning these lovely plants you can keep snapdragons blooming all summer long.

Step 1

Deadhead snapdragons by cutting the faded blooms off down to the green part of the stem. This will cause the plant to produce a new round of flowers instead of going to seed.

Step 2

Prune snapdragons back dramatically if blooming does not increase after deadheading. This will encourage new growth and late summer or early fall blooms in your garden.

Step 3

Add fertilizer and compost to the soil after cutting the plants back. This will add extra nutrients to the soil and keep your snapdragons healthy enough to produce a significant show of blooms later in the season.