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Linaria triornithophora

Linaria triornithophora

Common name three birds flying
Family scrophulariaceae
Life cycle perennial (Z7-9)
Flowers purple/yellow (late spring-fall)
Size 18-30"
Light sun-part shade
Cultural notes ordinary garden soil (drought-tolerant)
From seed germinate at room temperature. do not exclude light
Flowers first year from seed sown indoors early.
detailed seed-starting info below

Hasn't proven to be hardy in our zone, so I try to collect seed for next year's supply. It's worth it, for the lush foliage and subtly two-toned flowers.

three birds flying
Not quite open flowers look interesting, too
Linaria triornithophora
Flowers come in a few color variations
three birds flying
Still cheering up the garden in early November

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

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from '04 trade. Baggy 70F with light (40%G, 6-11d)
  2. Seed from '05 garden. Baggy 70F with light (40%G, 7-15d)

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