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Linaria purpurea ‘Canon Went’

Purple toadflax

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Features

  • BloomsJune to August
  • Height0.5m to 1.1m
  • Spread0.5m to 0.7m
  • Growth HabitClump
  • Flower ColourPale pink, orange
  • Leaf ColourMid green

Description

Linaria purpurea ‘Canon Went’ (Purple toadflax). An upright perennial with spikes of pale pink blooms and orange tinted throats borne in early summer to late summer. Leaves are narrow and grey-green.

Characteristics

Perennial, Herbaceous

Origin

S. Europe

Interest and use

Walls, rock garden, border, attractive to bees.

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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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