Linaria vulgaris / Common Toadflax / British Wildflower / Seeds

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Linaria vulgaris / Common Toadflax / British Wildflower / Seeds

Common Toadflax is a British wildflower commonly seen growing in grassland and along verges.  It has an upright form with showy yellow and orange-flecked flowers from June to October.  Plants grow to a height of about 75cm and the flowers are attractive to bees.  They are well suited to informal gardens and wilder areas.  These are good cut flowers. 

Plants grow best in sun to part shade and well-drained soil. 


Pack of approx 1,000 seeds.  Sow the seeds outdoors directly into the ground in autumn or spring.  Germination is erratic and happens over 2-3 months.  Sowing instructions and a colour photo are printed on the packet. 

Grown in Cornwall.


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Hardiness Hardy deciduous perennial
Flowers June to October
Height 50 - 75cm
Spread 15 - 20cm
Conditions  Sun to part shade and well drained soils
Sow Sow outdoors in spring or autumn directly into the ground about 5mm deep, keeping moist until the seedlings are established.  Germination takes about 2-3 months depending on the conditions and can be erratic.  Thin established seedlings to about 15cm apart.
Grow Plants form rhizomes which naturally spread underground over time.  Deadhead flowers if you do not wish the plants to self-seed. Plants die back in winter, when they can be cleared up, and start growing again in spring.  Softwood cuttings can be taken in early summer and plants can be divided in spring or autumn.