Annual Overview: Linaria



Linaria Stats at a Glance

Botanical Name: Linaria maroccana

Common Name(s):  Toadflax, baby snapdragon, Moroccan toadflax, spurred snapdragon

Height: 8 to 15 inches

Soil Conditions: Moist, well-drained soil

Sun: Full sun/partial shade

Soil pH Conditions: 5.5-6.5


Notes: This striking blanket of flowers should not be confused with its relative Linaria vulgaris, which  is a wildflower variety that is considered invasive.

Best use: Mass plantings, containers, and rock gardens.

Starting Linaria from Seed

Though you can attempt to start from seed indoors, wildflowers often perform best when broadcast directly into the garden from seed.  Sow seeds in a prepared garden bed by mixing sand with the  seed to help to distribute it easily.  Lightly compress the seeds into the soil with a seed roller.

Time to Germination: 10 days

When to Plant Linaria

Can be sown directly into the garden in early spring.

Where to Plant Linaria

Linaria will grow under a variety of soil conditions, but performs best in fertile soil.

Prefers locations with full sun.

Moderately drought tolerant.

Linaria Plant Spacing

4-6 inches.

Linaria Care and Maintenance

Linaria requires very little maintenance once established.  The plant is moderately drought tolerant but will perform better when soil is kept moist.

Mulch during hot weather to help the soil maintain moisture.

Linaria Diseases

The most common diseases associated with Linaria include: none

Linaria Pests

The most common pests associated with linaria include: none

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