Height: 9" (20cm) Flowering Time: Summer Flower Colour: White, yellow, orange, pink, mauve, purple ____________________________________
Subclass: Dicotyledonae (Dicotyledons) Superorder: Asteridae (Daisy Superorder) Order: Scrophulariales (Figwort Order) Family: Scrophulariaceae (Figwort Family) Genus: Linaria (Toadflax) Species: maroccana (from Morocco) ____________________________________
Linaria maroccana is a North African version of our own wild Toadflax. It is an elegant little annual, useful for adding colour to the front of a border or for a children's garden. It grows to a height of around a foot, with finely divided ferny foliage, and dense spikes of elegant little lipped flowers with a long spur, often with a contrasting blotch on the lip, in summer.
Harvesting and Growing from Seed:
Each flower produces its own seedpod. The seedpod is a ball.
The seeds are very dark brown papery discs. There are many seeds in each seedpod.
The seedleaves are long and narrow, with a greyish tint.
Seed sowing and Germination
Spring: Seeds sown outside in spring germinated in 5 days.
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