Toadflax Seed

Linaria vulgaris

£2.00£4.25 inc. VAT

Long-lasting, yellow, mini snap-dragon-like flowers late summer.  Greyish green foliage dies down in winter. Stems can be up to 60cm tall.

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Description

Linaria vulgaris

Toadflax is a  common perennial of waysides and edge-lands. It is also known as Butter and Eggs and Impudent Lawyer. Flower stems can grow to 60cm and, flowering in late summer and autumn, the long-lasting miniature snapdragon flowers are a good source of nectar for late flying bees. It is a  food source also for a large number of moths. Prefers poor well drained soils and sun. Medicinally used against jaundice, enteritis and as a laxative but it is seen as an invasive pest plant in some parts of the USA.

Sow anytime and be patient – sporadic germination!  Benefits from a pre-chill period of about 6 weeks in  damp sand, in the fridge. This might give a more even germination.

Seed from North Wales

Additional information

Weight 5.00 g
Size

seed packet 5gm approx30,000seed, 1gm packet(approx6000 seed)

Genus

Linaria

Family

Scrophulariaceae

Flowering Month

June

Colour

yellow

Hardiness

Hardy

Life Cycle

perennial

Interest

flowers

Wildlife

yes

Requires

dry, sun

Native

yes