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Linaria purpurea

Purple toadflax

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  • Linaria purpurea | Copyright Greenplantswap 2018
  • Linaria purpurea | Copyright Greenplantswap 2018

Features

  • BloomsJune to September
  • Height0.6m to 1m
  • Spread0.2m to 0.35m
  • Growth HabitBranched clump
  • Flower ColourBlue-mauve
  • Leaf ColourMid green

Description

Linaria purpurea (Purple toadflax). This perennial, they will produce violet-tinged purple flowers in the summer.

Characteristics

Perennial, Herbaceous

Origin

S. Europe

Interest and use

Walls, rock garden, border, attractive to bees.

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  • Linaria purpurea | Copyright Greenplantswap 2018
  • Linaria purpurea | Copyright Greenplantswap 2018

Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Rich
  • Soil pH7.0 to 9.0
  • 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. It also self-seeds freely.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Aphids and powdery mildew.

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