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Moroccan toadflax

Linaria maroccana

Annual toadflax(Eng.)

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.

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.

Geography

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
Crimson, yellow, orange, lavender, white, pink
Scent
None

Problems

Susceptible to aphids and powdery mildew

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