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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
common toadflax bread and butter
brideweed bridewort butter and eggs butter haycocks continental weed dragon bushes eggs and bacon eggs and butter false flax flaxweed gallweed gallwort imprudent lawyer impudent lawyer Jacob's ladder lion's mouth North American ramsted rancid ransted wild flax wild snapdragon yellow rod yellow toadflax
Linaria can be annuals, biennials or herbaceous perennials, with simple leaves and terminal racemes of 2-lipped flowers with conspicuous spurs
L. vulgaris is an erect perennial, spreading by runners, with stiff stems bearing narrow, pale green leaves that are arranged in a spiral. The pale yellow flowers, resembling small snapdragons in dense spikes, appear from late spring to mid-autumn
Europe, SW Asia
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect West-facing or South-facing
Exposure Exposed or Sheltered
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Grow in moderately fertile, light, well-drained soil; sandy soil is ideal. Full sun essential
Propagate by seed in pots in a cold frame in early spring. Propagate by division or softwood cuttings in spring
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds Low Maintenance Underplanting of Roses and Shrubs
Cottage & Informal Garden Wildlife Gardens Wildflower meadow
Pruning After flowering, plants can be cut back to prevent self-seeding
Pests May be attacked by aphids
May be affected by powdery mildews
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