Linaria maroccana

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Linaria maroccana

Post by Hamad Ahmed Kisana » July 16th, 2013, 7:29 pm

Botanical Name Linaria maroccana
Family Plantaginaceae
Genus Linaria
Specie maroccana
Common Name Toadflax, Baby Snapdragon,linaria
Life Cycle Annuals
Cultivar Name
Fragrant or Not No
Category(Bush/Vine/Tree) small bedding plant
Height 6-12 in.
Spacing 6-9 in.
Flowering Months spring
Flower Color Pink
Red
Bright Yellow
Violet/Lavender
Purple
White/Near White
Growing Areas All Pakistan
Frost Tender yes
Exposure Full Sun
Soil pH tolerent
Propagation by seeds
Uses Ideal for bedding, rock gardens, containers and as a cut flower.
Other Details Cool weather annual that is best grown in evenly moist, well-drained, humusy to sandy loams in full sun. Tolerates average soils as long as drainage is good. Part afternoon shade helps plants continue to flower as hot summer weather begins. .Miniature snapdragon like flowers on compact, bushy plants. Linaria comes into bloom very quickly and over an extended period with a profusion of multi-coloured flowers.Cut back after initial flowering to encourage additional bloom. Like pansies, these plants begin to fade with the onset of hot and humid summer weather and are perhaps best removed at that time in favor of warm weather annuals.
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Re: Linaria maroccana

Post by Farhan Ahmed » July 16th, 2013, 9:47 pm

A small size annual. Should be planted 3 inches apart for fuller lock. Benefits from pinching. Can be sheared for second and even third flush. As it becomes top heavy due loads of flowers, it can flop easily with rains.

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Re: Linaria maroccana

Post by Tahir Khan » July 17th, 2013, 5:42 am

This is a very nice plant...will try some, is it available locally ?

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Re: Linaria maroccana

Post by Farhan Ahmed » July 17th, 2013, 5:52 am

Its also called toad flax if i remember correctly. Yes its available in nurseries but that is taller one which isn't that appealing. I bought seeds from Awaans. Maybe you can try there

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Re: Linaria maroccana

Post by Tahir Khan » July 17th, 2013, 5:59 am

Farhan Ahmed wrote:Its also called toad flax if i remember correctly. Yes its available in nurseries but that is taller one which isn't that appealing. I bought seeds from Awaans. Maybe you can try there
Great, i'll check from them.

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