Toad Flax, Baby Snapdragon
Linaria maroccana

Family: Plantaginaceae
Genus: Linaria (lin-AR-ee-uh) (Info)
Species: maroccana (mar-oh-KAN-uh) (Info)

Category:

Alpines and Rock Gardens

Annuals

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

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

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

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

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Mesa, Arizona

Phoenix, Arizona

Merced, California

North Fork, California

Sarasota, Florida

Mattoon, Illinois

Barbourville, Kentucky

Bridgeton, North Carolina

Elizabeth City, North Carolina

Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania

Kalama, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:

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RatingContent
Neutral

On Mar 24, 2007, bluespiral from (Zone 7a) wrote:

A little more germination detail:

Park's Success with Seeds (1978) - "Sow outdoors where plants are to grow in early spring as soon as soil can be worked, or sow indoors, maintaining a temperature within the medium of 55-60*F during germination which takes 10-15 days...Linaria does best in cooler climates."

Alternative to direct sowing approximately 4 or 6 weeks before last spring frost, winter sowing at that time might also be a possibility which could get the germination process past slugs and other natural accidents a little easier if your containers are more protected than the open ground.

Negative

On Feb 18, 2007, JodyC from Palmyra, IL (Zone 5b) wrote:

Toadflax is Very Dangerous to Livestock,if you have live stock and it can get into your pastures,it can kill your stock...

Neutral

On Aug 29, 2004, smiln32 from Oklahoma City, OK (Zone 7a) wrote:

Pale yellow flowers.....as flowers age they gradually progress through mauvy pink to dark mauve. Small lance shaped fleshy blue green leaves. Origin: Morocco.