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Linaria ‘Enchantment’
Linaria ‘Enchantment’

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Zones A1-A3, 1-45, H1, H2
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Moderate

Linaria

Toadflax
Scrophulariaceae
Annuals

Brightly colored blooms look like small, spurred snapdragons (Antirrhinum). Medium green, very narrow leaves. Easy to grow. Best in masses; individual plants are rather wispy.

Linaria ‘Enchantment’ (photo courtesy of Kimberley Navabpour)
Linaria ‘Enchantment’ (photo courtesy of Kimberley Navabpour)

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Linaria hybrids

Annuals. The Fantasy series produces compact plants to 1 ft. high and 6–8 in. wide, with very narrow bluish green leaves. Clusters of 1/2–1-in. flowers appear in spring and summer and come in blue with a yellow throat, magenta, pink, yellow, and white. ‘Enchantment’ has very fragrant magenta-and-gold flowers on plants to 16 in. high.

 

Linaria marocanna
Linaria marocanna

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Linaria marocanna

From Morocco. This annual grows to 1 1/2–2 ft. high and 6 in. wide. Summer flowers appear in red-and-gold, rose, pink, mauve, chamois, blue, violet, or purple, blotched with a different shade on the lip. The spur is longer than the flower. Northern Lights strain offers shades of red, orange, and yellow as well as bicolors. Fairy Bouquet strain is only 9 in. tall and has larger flowers in pastel shades. For a showy display, sow seeds in quantity in early spring, after danger of frost is past. In Zones 10–13, sow in fall for winter bloom.

Linaria purpurea

Native to southern Europe. Narrow, bushy, erect growth to 2 1/2–3 ft. high and 1 ft. wide. Blue-green foliage; violet-blue flowers from spring to late fall.

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