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Linaria alpina

Alpine toadflax

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Features

  • BloomsJune to August
  • Height0.1m
  • Spread0.1m to 0.75m
  • Growth HabitSemi-trailing
  • Flower ColourBlue-mauve
  • Leaf ColourBlue green

Description

Linaria alpina (Alpine toadflax). This is a trailing perennial it will grow about 8cm in height with a 15 cm spread. It produces violet, yellow, white or pink flowers with narrow blue-grey leaves.

Characteristics

Perennial, Herbaceous

Origin

C & S. Europe

Interest and use

Walls, rock garden

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Sandy
  • Soil pH7.0 to 9.0
  • WaterDry

Cultivation

They will require rich, well-drained, preferably sandy soil with moderate water and full sun. You can sow the seed directly in the autumn or very early in spring.

Propagation

Annual self-seeding

Pests, diseases or disorders

Aphids and powdery mildew.

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