Linaria maroccana 'Sweeties'

A jumble of brilliant, pretty colours, with mini snapdragon flowers – a recently found top favourite. More
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Linaria maroccana 'Sweeties' is a jumble of brilliant, pretty colours, with mini snapdragon flowers – a recently found top favourite. An almost instant nectar bar for pollinators.

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.

Genus Linaria maroccana
Variety Sweeties
Type Hardy Annual
Common Name Toadflax
Border Position Front, Middle
Soil Type Fertile, Neutral
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun
Moisture Well-drained
Height 50cm (20in)
Spacing Plant 25cm (10in) apart.
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Sow under cover from March through to April. Can be sown direct April-June.
Care Tips Dead-head regularly.
Flowering June - August, 12 weeks from sowing
Vase Life Sear stem ends for 15 seconds and they will last a week in water.
Harvesting Flower production: 2-3 months.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
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Reviewed 20th July 2015 by Anita Swart

I am South African and immigrated to the UK ten years ago, and if it was not for gardening I don't know if I would be here.... difficult, but gardening is international. The good lord sowed a Lanaria in the garden and I let the lovely purple one meter tall plant grow and have been keeping the bumble bees very busy. I then wanted to find out more and to my great surprise I saw these little "Sweeties" on the good old web. This took me back about fifty years when as a child I always used to pick little bunches in my mother's garden.
She used to call them (translated from Afrikaans) "Little Orphans", because as she said they were so thankful and would grow and flourish and self seed under any circumstances. Looking forward to next summer and my garden will be full of "Wees kindertjies".