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