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Linaria vulgaris

Common toadflax

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Features

  • BloomsJune to October
  • Height0.3m to 0.8m
  • Spread0.2m to 0.35m
  • Growth HabitStalked clump
  • Flower ColourPale yellow and orange
  • Leaf ColourGrey green

Description

Linaria vulgaris (Common toadflax). This is a tall perennial. It will produce red to brown stems, with numerous pale blue-green leaves. The flowers are yellow and will bloom in the summer and autumn. This plant is often found in the wild in Northern Europe.

Characteristics

Perennial, Herbaceous

Origin

Mediterranean

Interest and use

Wildflower/meadow.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilHeavy, Well drained, Light, Medium, 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.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Aphids and powdery mildew.

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