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Linaria reticulata 'Flamenco'

Linaria reticulata 'Flamenco'

Common name toadflax
Family scrophulariaceae
Life cycle annual
Flowers yellow/maroon
Size 6-9"
Light sun
Cultural notes ordinary garden soil
From seed germinate at room temperature
detailed seed-starting info below
Seed ripensextended period, starting early July

Hot-contrast bicolor flowers held on upright stalks that sway in the breeze. Early to bloom from seed - I had hopes of this becoming one of our stand-by annuals, but I neglected to collect seed one year, and it didn't reseed; I'll have to re-establish it one of these days.

This plant used to grow in our garden, but it slipped away...

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from '04 trade. Baggy 70F (23%G, 4-10d). Exposure to light after the first burst of germination did not result in further germination.
  2. Same seed as above. Baggy 70F (16%G, 6d). Sprouted seeds are finnicky, prone to rotting.

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