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Linaria Genus

Toadflax

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General Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessHalf hardy (min 0°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, Light, Sandy
  • Soil pH7.0 to 9.0
  • WaterDry

Description

Linaria genus (Toadflax). There are about 100 species of annuals, biennials and perennials they are related to snapdragons and will bloom in many colours with spring, summer and autumn flowering. The leaves are grey-green.

Characteristics

Annuals, Perennials or Biennials, Shrubs or Herbaceous

Other common names

Spurred snapdragon

Origin

Mediterranean

Interest and use

Suitable for rock gardens and borders and flower arranging. Suitable for coastal conditions.

Cultivation

These plants are fully hardy to frost hardy. They will prefer sun or light shade, and will thrive in any well-drained soil, but preferably rich and sandy, with moderate rainfall.

Propagation

You can propagate by seeds in the autumn or very early spring, they will also self-seed freely.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Aphids and powdery mildew.

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