While children (and adults) love playing with snapdragon blooms to make the little flowers “snap” open, rabbits find the plants unpalatable. In fact, many say that portions of Antirrhinum are toxic to pet rabbits and should not be grown around them. Snapdragon varieties range from dwarf types to giants that grow 3 to 4 feet tall, so there’s a size for every sunny garden space. Keep the flowers deadheaded to encourage repeat blooms.
The calendula, or pot marigold, is an annual flower native to the northern Mediterranean countries. Its name refers to its tendency to bloom with the calendar, usually once a month or every new moon. The petals can be added to salads.
Peonies are longtime garden favorites for their fantastic flowers and amazing fragrance. Once established, peonies bloom for decades with virtually no care. Test Garden Tip: Single-flowered varieties such as 'Krinkled White' hold up well even in rainy spring weather. Name: Paeonia selections Zones: 3-8 /