Common Toadflax Wild Flower Seeds

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250 seeds (Approx) Native Common Toadflax Wild Flower Seeds

Toadflax (Linaria vulgaris)      The seed is from a UK Native sustainable source.

Toadflax is commonly found on waste ground and grassland and along roadside verges and hedgerows. Its yellow-and-orange flowers are tightly packed on a tall spike and have distinctive ‘spurs’.  The flowers appear in June and persist well into November. The flowers are similar to the flowers of snapdragons (familiar garden plants), and are often densely packed. These flowers give Toadflax its other common name of ‘butter and eggs’. Common toadflax provides a food source for Buff-tailed and White-tailed bumblebees, Common carder bees, Honeybees and a several species of hoverfly.

SOIL TYPES / MANURE

Grow in moderately fertile, light, well-drained soil. A sandy soil is ideal where there is full sun.

WHEN TO SOW

Sow indoors in trays of compost and cover very lightly with a fine soil for the best results. Water and place on a warm place where the temperature is 15-20˚C is ideal.  Seedlings appear in 14-42 days. Transplant seedlings 5cm apart in trays when the plants are large enough to handle holding the leaf and not the stem.  Slowly introduce the young plants to outside conditions avoiding frosts before planting out 25cm apart.
Or sow the seeds outdoors in a seed bed, cover very lightly with fine soil. Keep moist and weed free. Thin seedlings to 5cm apart before planting out to flowering positions in spring or autumn, about 25cm  apart.

 

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