LINARIA (Toadflax)




The way to grow Toadflax is to sow it in small groups in autumn or spring at the front of the border or in the rockery. it is a good plant for children – if the seeds are sown very sparsely then no thinning is required and the compact, bushy plants bear small snapdragons in a wide variety of colours. Trim off the dead flowers once the first flush has faded.


VARIETIES :  The varieties of L. maroccana are generally low-growing, reaching 1 ft or less. The type which is usually offered is ‘Fairy Bouquet’ (½ in. flowers in many colours on 9 in. plants). ‘Fairy Lights’ is a similar variety. L. reticulate is a much taller plant with larger flowers, but the popular garden variety ‘Crmson and Gold’ grows only 1 ft hight. 


SITE & SOIL : Any well-drained garden soil will do- thrives in sun or light shade.


PLANT DETAILS : Height 9 in. – 1½ ft. Spacing 6 in. Flowering period June- September.

PROPAGATION : Sow seeds in September or April where they are to flower. Thin, if necessary, to required spacing.