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Linaria maroccana ‘Fairy Lights’

Toadflax

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Features

  • BloomsJuly to August
  • Height0.18m to 0.2m
  • Spread0.1m to 0.15m
  • Growth HabitBranched clump
  • Flower ColourRed, pink, purple, yellow, white
  • Leaf ColourLight green

Description

Linaria maroccana ‘Fairy Lights’ (Toadflax). Bears lance-shaped, pale green leaves with tiny flowers coloured red, pink, purple, yellow or white in summer.

Characteristics

Annual, Herbaceous

Origin

Morocco

Interest and use

Rock garden, border, edging, greenhouse, cutting bed

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Needs

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

Cultivation

They will require rich, well-drained, preferably sandy soil with moderate water and full sun. You will need to deadhead after the first flowering will benefit for further blooming.

Propagation

You can sow the seed directly in the autumn or very early in spring. Also self-seeding.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Susceptible to root and stem rot.

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