Purple Toadflax (Linaria purpurea)

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Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 5a -28.9 °C (-20 °F) to -26.1 °C (-15 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Plant Height: 24-36 inch
Plant Spread: 8-12 inches
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Lavender
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Fall
Uses: Cut Flower
Suitable as Annual
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Propagation: Seeds: Provide light
Suitable for wintersowing
Sow in situ
Start indoors
Can handle transplanting

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Location: My garden in Gent, BelgiumDate: 2012-10-04
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Location: My garden.....Crescent City, CaliforniaDate: 2015-05-17
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Location: Allentown, PennsylvaniaDate: 2015-06-03
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Location: My garden in Gent, BelgiumDate: 2012-10-04
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Photo courtesy of Annie's Annuals and Perennials
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Location: My brother's garden, BelgiumDate: 2015-08-18
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Location: My Garden Crescent City, CaliforniaDate: 2016-05-15
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Location: Cedarhome, WashingtonDate: 2016-06-09
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Location: Santa Cruz mountains, CADate: May 30, 2017
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Location: Nora's Garden - Castlegar, B.C.Date: 2012-07-27Very long blooming. Tiny snapdragon-like blossoms.
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Photo Courtesy of Lazy S'S Farm Nursery.
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Comments:
Posted by Bonehead (Pacific NW - Zone 8b) on Oct 12, 2013 8:33 PM

This shows up here and there in my beds and is listed as an invasive non-native in my area (Pacific NW). I like the foliage, but am underwhelmed with the teeny pinkish white flowers. I generally pull it out as it shows up, although it is not a particular problem.

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Flower / plant ID by Patty Jun 28, 2017 11:01 PM 5
pollinator plants by Trish Jun 22, 2017 2:44 PM 7
Blooming in June..... by wcgypsy Jul 27, 2017 10:44 AM 77
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Blooming in September... by wcgypsy Sep 30, 2016 12:51 PM 19
Blooming in August 2016 by CarolHB Aug 31, 2016 3:56 PM 71
New at gardening! Can someone tell me what type of lavender this is? by Oglebrandy Aug 2, 2016 6:08 AM 3
Have seeds of Linaria purpurea for SASE... by wcgypsy Jul 17, 2016 11:53 AM 2
Flower ID by Greenie68 Jul 7, 2016 3:01 PM 3

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