LINARIA maroccana




Height: 9" (20cm)
Flowering Time: Summer
Flower Colour: White, yellow, orange, pink, mauve, purple

Botanical Classification:


Angiospermae (Angiosperms)
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:

Seed Pod

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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