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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
purple toadflax 'Canon Went'
Linaria can be annuals, biennials or herbaceous perennials, with simple leaves and terminal racemes of 2-lipped flowers with conspicuous spurs
'Canon Went' is an erect perennial of slender habit, with linear leaves and long racemes of pale pink flowers in summer and autumn
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
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; self-seeds true if isolated from other forms of the species. Propagate by division or softwood cuttings in spring
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds Wall-side Borders
Cottage & Informal Garden Gravel Garden Mediterranean Climate Plants
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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purple toadflax 'Canon Went'
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