Linaria vulgaris 'Alba'

Linaria vulgaris ‘Alba’

Toadflax

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Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

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Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Linaria vulgaris 'Alba'
  • Common name: Toadflax
  • Family: Plantaginaceae
  • Plant Type: Perennial, Deciduous
Flower colour:

White

Foliage colour:

Green

Our native toadflax, Linaria vulgaris, bears densely packed spikes of yellow-and-orange snapdragon-like flowers from June to November, earning it the common name of ‘butter and eggs’. It commonly grows on waste ground and roadside verges, and is extremely attractive to bees and other pollinators.

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Linaria vulgaris ‘Alba’ is a white form of the species, with delicate white blooms on tall spikes.

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Grow Linaria vulgaris ‘Alba’ in an herbaceous border or gravel garden, where it will quickly naturalise. For best results grow in well-drained soil in full sun.

How to grow Linaria 'Alba'

  • Plant size

    50cm height

    50cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing

  • Position in border

    Front, middle

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Acidic / chalky / alkaline / well drained / light / sandy

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
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Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do Plant in July

Do Plant in August

Do Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Collect seeds
Collect seeds

Do not Collect seeds in January

Do not Collect seeds in February

Do not Collect seeds in March

Do not Collect seeds in April

Do not Collect seeds in May

Do not Collect seeds in June

Do not Collect seeds in July

Do not Collect seeds in August

Do not Collect seeds in September

Do Collect seeds in October

Do not Collect seeds in November

Do not Collect seeds in December

Linaria 'Alba' and wildlife

Linaria 'Alba' is known for attracting bees and other pollinators. It has nectar/pollen rich flowers.

Attractive to Bees

Does not attract Beneficial insects

Does not attract Birds

Does not attract Butterflies​/​Moths

Attractive to Other pollinators

Is Linaria 'Alba' poisonous?

Linaria 'Alba' has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

Plants that go well with Linaria 'Alba'