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
Uses: Cut Flower
Suitable as Annual
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Seeds: Provide light
Suitable for wintersowing
Sow in situ
Start indoors
Can handle transplanting


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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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