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Linaria purpurea

Linaria purpurea
Common name purple toadflax
Family scrophulariaceae
Life cycle perennial (Z5-9)
Flowers violet (late spring-summer)
Size 2-3' tall, 1-2' wide
Light full sun
Cultural notes average soil; drought-tolerant

Low-maintenance perennial, with a long season of bloom. Cut back after initial bloom to promote more flowering. We're not sure if the pink-flowered one on the right is L. purpurea, but it shares many of the same characteristics (free-seeding, perennial).

purple toadflax
Linaria purpurea
This volunteer surprised us by coming out of nowhere to bloom nicely at the end of October

We left this plant behind in our Pennsylvania garden (and wish it well); we don't grow it in Houston.

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