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Linaria triornithophora

Three birds toadflax

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Features

  • BloomsJune to September
  • Height0.4m to 1.1m
  • Spread0.4m to 0.65m
  • Growth HabitBranched clump
  • Flower ColourPurple yellow
  • Leaf ColourMedium green

Description

Linaria triornithophora (Three birds toadflax). A branched clumped perennial from Portugal & Spain. Bears lance-shaped to ovate, medium green leaves and racemes of purple yellow flowers in early summer.

Characteristics

Perennial, Herbaceous

Other common names

Three-birds-flying

Origin

Portugal & Spain

Interest and use

Very unusual 'budgerigar' looking flowers.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessHalf hardy (min 0°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Rich, Sandy
  • Soil pH7.0 to 9.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

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

Propagate seed directly in the autumn or very early in spring.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Aphids and powdery mildew.

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