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Linaria genistifolia

Toadflax

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Features

  • BloomsJune to August
  • Height0.6m to 1.2m
  • Spread0.2m to 0.65m
  • Growth HabitBranched clump
  • Flower ColourYellow, orange
  • Leaf ColourMid green

Description

Linaria genistifolia (Toadflax). This species is upright with grey-green stems which are covered with lance-shaped leaves. The flowers are bright yellow and appear along the stems. The foliage will form many-branched clumps.

Characteristics

Perennial, Shrub or Herbaceous

Origin

Italy to Russia, Turkey

Interest and use

Wildflower/meadow, border, cutting bed

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Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, Light, Sandy
  • Soil pH7.0
  • WaterDry

Cultivation

They will require rich, well-drained, preferably sandy soil with moderate water and full sun.

Propagation

You can sow the seed directly in the autumn or very early in spring.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Aphids and powdery mildew.

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