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Linaria maroccana ‘Licila Azure’ (toadflax) is a pretty mix of blue and white vertical flower spires all the way through summer.
The toadflaxes are a new discovery for me. They flower for months at a stretch and look wonderful in the garden and cut in a small glass or jug.
|Variety||‘Licila Azure’ (Toadflax)||Type:||Hardy annual|
|Sowing:||Direct sow March - April (after final frosts) in finely raked ground - they will germinate in about 2 weeks.||Site:||Free-draining soil with lots of compost. Full sun to part shade. This particular species grows in sandy soils in the wild, so however poor your soil, these plants will romp away.||Height:||45cm (18in)||Spacing:||Plant 15cm (6in) apart.||Hardiness:||Hardy||Care tips:||Great for beds and borders. Cut back after initial flowering to encourage additional bloom. Seed may also be sown later in the summer for autumn blooms.||Flowers:||❀ June -August, 10-12 weeks from sowing||For the vase:||Enjoy during the summer displayed in a glass of water or a small jug - lasting a week in water with their stem ends seared in boiling water for 15 seconds.|