- Season: Perennial
- USDA Zones: 4 - 9
- Height: 6 inches
- Width: 12 inches
- Bloom Season: Early summer to late summer
- Bloom Color: Violet
- Environment: Full sun to partial shade
- Soil Type: Well-drained, sandy, pH 5.8 - 7.2
- Temperature: 60 - 70F
- Average Germ Time: 14 - 21 days
- Light Required: Yes
- Depth: Lightly cover
- Sowing Rate: 6 - 7 seeds per plant or approximately 1000 seeds cover 20 square feet
- Moisture: Keep soil slightly moist, but not wet until germination
- Plant Spacing: 12 inches
- Note: For detailed directions for indoor and outdoor planting, please Click Here
- Care & Maintenance: See: Linaria
Linaria (Linaria Alpina) - This tiny trailing perennial is sometimes called Alpine Toadflax. It works well as a low-growing ground cover plant and establishes easily with Linaria seeds. Linaria Alpina has attractive green-gray foliage and bright violet flowers with an orange spot. It's very eye catching! Linaria Alpina flowers perform best in full-sun and in well-drained soils. Alpine Toadfloax grows well on rocky soils, and it performs nicely in containers, along the borders of the garden, in rock gardens, and as a general ground cover. Alpine Toadflax care is fairly simple. Water during prolonged dry spells, and cut back after flowering to encourage a second bloom.
Before sowing Linaria Alpina seeds, it is recommended to refrigerate the ground cover seed for 2 - 3 weeks. After refrigeration, sow the Alpine Toadflax seed indoors 6 - 8 weeks before the last frost, and the seedlings will be ready to transplant into the garden after frost danger has passed.
Shaker Bottle With Seed Starting Matrix
Shake 'n Seed - We are now offering shaker bottles filled with our seed starting matrix: rich soil, gardening sand, water absorbing crystals, and starter fertilizer. This not only helps dispense your seed, but it gets it off to a great start! Simply remove lid from shaker bottle, add seed from packet, put back on lid, shake the bottle vigorously for 15 seconds, and then shake your way to beautiful new plants! Use Shake 'n Seed over good quality soil, and then gently water to keep seed moist until it sprouts. Great for ground covers or mass planting flower seeds.