Linaria Fantasy Bright Mix 50 Seeds
An exciting series, offering plants with excellent vigour and a slightly spreading habit, available in bold striking colours. They have demonstrated good weather tolerance
Garden Height: 30cm
Ideal for: Bedding & Pots
These seeds have a tested Germination Rate of 90%.
They bloom from the end of spring through to the middle of summer and have flowers of many colours including orange, purple and gold.
How to Grow Toadflax and other Linaria in the Garden
When growing Toadflax and other members of the Linaria plant genus outdoors from seed then sow out about three weeks before the last frost of spring, and continue sowing (using pre-chilled seeds) regularly for an extended flowering season. Once sown lightly cover the seeds. Toadflax likes to grow in sunny areas; the soil type is not important.
If starting the plants off indoors then you will first need to imbibe the Linaria seeds by placing the seeds (within soil) in a black plastic bag, then placing in the fridge for three weeks. Seeds should then be sown out in the light at a temperature of 12 to 15 Celsius; they normally take about 10 to 14 days to germinate. Once growing transplant the seedlings from the last frost onwards at a spacing of 25 cm to 90 cm depending upon the size of the Linaria variety.
Caring for Linaria Plants
Linaria is a relatively easy plant to look after; water regularly in dry periods; thin perennials; cut back annuals for a second bloom. If you require more perennial Linaria then divide in the spring or take cuttings at the start of summer.
Quick Linaria Growing and Care Guide
Common Names: Toadflax, Butter and Eggs, Purple Toadflax, Moroccan Toadflax, Baby Snapdragon.
Life Cycle: Hardy annual. Hardy perennial.
Height: 4 to 48 inches (10 to 120 cm).
Native: Europe, Asia, North Africa.
Flowers: Spring and summer.
Flower Details: Yellow, gold, orange, red, white, violet, pink, purple. Snapdragon-like flowers. Raceme.
Foliage: Blueish-green. Linear. Fine.
Sow Outside: Cover seed. Sow from about three weeks before the last frost at two weekly intervals until the end of spring, and again in the autumn. Spacing 6 to 40 inches (15 to 100 cm).
Sow Inside: Mix seeds in a growing medium, place in a freezer bag, keep moist, then stratify by refrigeration for three weeks. Germination time: two to three weeks in the light. Temperature 59°F (15°C). Seven or eight weeks in advance. Transplant outdoors following the last frost.
Requirements: Full sunlight. Most soils, light and sandy for best results. Can survive in dry soils. Water during prolonged dry spells. Cut back after flowering to encourage a second bloom. Propagate: cuttings in late spring or early summer.
Miscellaneous: The closely related American toadflaxes now belong to the Nuttallanthus genus.
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