Toad Flax, Baby Snapdragon
Linaria maroccana 'Dwarf Fairy Bouquet Mix'

Family: Plantaginaceae
Genus: Linaria (lin-AR-ee-uh) (Info)
Species: maroccana (mar-oh-KAN-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Dwarf Fairy Bouquet Mix

Category:

Alpines and Rock Gardens

Annuals

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

Hardiness:

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Pink

Magenta (Pink-Purple)

Red

Pale Yellow

Violet/Lavender

Purple

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Foliage:

Unknown - Tell us

Other details:

May be a noxious weed or invasive

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Seward, Alaska

Mesa, Arizona

Castro Valley, California

Martinez, California

Kailua, Hawaii

Mahomet, Illinois

Saint Charles, Illinois

Slingerlands, New York

San Antonio, Texas

Kalama, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Jul 4, 2004, punaheledp from Kailua, HI (Zone 11) wrote:

only one seed I planted germinated, but the flowers were so sweet I will probably try them again. The plant seemed very fragile here, perhaps too hot, I'm in zone 11, hawaii. (no zones listed on packet)

Positive

On Oct 25, 2002, Weezingreens from Seward, AK (Zone 3b) wrote:

This is a dwarf version of the annual linaria. It is low-growing and works well as a border plant, in a rock garden, or in containers. Best planted in groupings, but allow space between plants, since new stems travel underground from the main root. The profuse blooms look like miniature snapdragons in shades of red, pink, purple, lavender, and yellow. This plant prefers cool summers, so it can also be planted in the winter in milder climes for year 'round bloom.