Common Toadflax description:
Yellow and orange snapdragon flowers on upright stems in summer and autumn.
A pollinator friendly plant including bees.
This is a butterfly friendly plant.
How easy is it to grow:
This is good for a wildlife area, border or rough area, but it does need a soil that is well drained, so do not try if you’ve got a clay or heavy soil. Don’t put it near choice plants – it will take over a space.
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Other common names: Butter and Eggs, Common Linaria, Flaxweed, Yellow Rod, or Wild Snapdragon.
Botanical name: Linaria vulgaris
The best position in the garden:
Is it useful as a ground cover plant?
Yes, will fill a gap in a border and will continue to spread.
What type of soil:
Well drained soil, also tolerates chalky soil.
How much moisture:
Normal moisture or dryish stony.
Hardiness and, or, lifespan:
Care and maintenance:
When newly planted always keep it watered until the roots have grown down and it is able to find its own moisture.
Size of plant:
Height 70 cm.
Spread 50 cm and will continue to spread.
Planting density – to calculate how many plants are required in a planting scheme:
Allow 4 plants per square metre.
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