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Linaria arvensis

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Features

  • BloomsJune to September
  • Growth HabitStalked clump
  • Flower ColourPurple blue spotted white
  • Leaf ColourMedium green

Description

Linaria arvensis. This wildflowering species is a hairless perennial with medium green whorled leaves, the flowers are purple-blue with white spots and are borne in June to September.

Characteristics

Perennial, Herbaceous

Origin

Mediterranean

Interest and use

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

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Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessHalf hardy (min 0°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, Light, 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

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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