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  • 6/13/2006

Toadflax/Spurred Snapdragon

Linaria maroccana (Scrophulariaceae)

An erect, slender annual native to Morocco, which has naturalized throughout the United States. Tiny, delicate flowers with long spurs glisten from short spikes. Flowers come in a multitude of colors ranging from yellow, red and pink to white or purple. Prefers full sun or partial shade, in various soils. Sow in early spring, seedlings are not winter hardy. Truly spectacular when heavily seeded in an isolated area.

Average planting success with this species: 80%
Height: 1 1/2-2
Germination: 10-20 days
Optimum soil temperature for germination: 55-65F
Sowing depth: Surface Sow
Blooming period: March-June
Average seeds per pound: 6,850,000
Seeding rate: 1 lb. per acre
Suggested use: Floral gardens, mixtures, meadows, open fields, borders.
Miscellaneous: A fun variety to grow from seed. Blooms rapidly. The seed is very small and care must be taken not to cover the seed too deeply.

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