Moroccan Toadflax

Linaria maroccana

Annual Toadflax

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Linarias are an annual herb grown for their colourful flowers, that resemble snapdragons. The flower is often purple in color with white near the throat, but flowers of many different colors are bred for the garden. Dwarf cultivars are also available.
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Planning

Difficulty

Easy

Fruiting time

Summer

Harvesting

Flowers can be cut and use for the vase.

Propagation

Seed

Sow seed in situ in spring time, they self-seed well after that.

Special features

Attracts useful insects

Attracts bees

Pot plant

Can grow in containers, place in sunny position and provide well draining, sandy potting medium.

Special features

Origin

Africa, Morocco

Environment

Light

Full Sun

Soil moisture

Moist

Soil type

Loam, Sand

Soil PH preference

Neutral

Frost hardiness

Half-Hardy

Personality

Family

Plantaginaceae

Flower colour

Purple, Yellow, Orange, White, Pink

Scent

None

Problems

Susceptible to aphids and powdery mildew
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