Linaria maroccana, Moroccan Toadflax

Linaria maroccana

Moroccan Toadflax
Family: Plantaginaceae
Origin: Morocco
USDA Zone: 4-11?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapSmall plant 2-5 ftSemi-shadeFull sunModerate waterRegular waterYellow, orange flowersRed, crimson, vinous flowersBlue, lavender, purple flowersWhite, off-white flowersPink flowersSubtropical or temperate zone plant. Mature plant cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Linaria maroccana, or Moroccan Toadflax, is a small perennial shrub native to Morocco that typically reaches a mature height of 2-5 feet tall. It prefers full sun or semi-shade and needs regularly watering or having its soil moist for best performance. It produces beautiful flowers that come in shades of pink, white and off-white, blue, lavender, purple, red, crimson, vinous, and yellow and orange.

Linaria maroccana is generally grown in USDA Zone 4-11, and can handle cold temperatures well, being mature plant cold hardy to at least 30s F for a short time. In colder regions, where temperatures can drop below Zone 9, this plant can be grown in a container and brought indoors in winter.

When grown in pots, Linaria maroccana prefers a soil that is fertile, well-drained, and slightly acidic. It should receive regular watering and a twice yearly application of a slow-release fertilizer. It can also be pruned back in the early spring or late fall to control its size and shape. The plant will also benefit from regular deadheading of spent flowers to ensure a continuous production of blooms throughout the growing season.

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