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Linaria alpina
Linaria alpina
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Linaria alpina

Alpine Toad-flax

USDA Zone: 4-9

Plant number: 1.320.050

A sprawling or scrambling alpine plant, this forms a low carpet of narrow, light-green leaves. Small snapdragon-like violet-purple flowers have a contrasting golden-orange lip, appearing over many weeks during the summer. Plants form a deep root and resent being moved. A biennial or short-lived perennial, this will self-seed where happy without becoming a weed. Particularly happy growing in a sunny gravel garden or alpine scree, but also useful for edging the sunny and dry border. Needs good drainage in winter. Not a good choice for regions with hot and humid summers.

Further details for
Linaria alpina

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun
Soil Type
  Normal or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
Care Level
Flower Colour
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Mid Summer
Foliage Color
  Light Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Alpine & Rock
   10-20 cm
   4-8 inches
   15-30 cm
   6-12 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.