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geraint 2geraint 2 Posts: 4


I have this plant that's grown wild both in the back and in the front. I've seen it growing in other people's gardens and wild so it's not uncommon. It is 4 foot or so tall, is quite elegant with pointed leaves and has small purple flowers, not unlike lavender. Would like to know what it is -cheers!


  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 17,438

    Linaria purpurea aka purple toadflax

  • Flowerlover3Flowerlover3 Posts: 219

    A wonderful plant, there is a pale pink version Linaria 'Canon Went'  but if you have both any seedlings will be purple.

  • LoganLogan Posts: 2,532

    Yes,people see it as a weed but it is nice image

  • Yey toadflax, we have lots and its lovely. 

  • DyersEndDyersEnd Posts: 730

    I have it too and I love it.  It seeds where it likes but just pull up the ones in the wrong place or move them.

  • I grow both colours too and I love it. I've passed it on to quite a few fellow gardeners when they have admired it.

  • geraint 2geraint 2 Posts: 4

    Thanks everyone. I actually moved the one I photographed into the border where it really does a good job of giving height and structure to the border.

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