Linaria Alpina Seeds - Alpine Toadflax Ground Cover Seed

Linaria Alpina Seeds

Groundcover Specifications

Season: Perennial

USDA Zones: 4 - 9

Height: 6 inches

Width: 12 inches

Bloom Season: Early summer to late summer

Bloom Color: Violet

Growth Rate: Moderate

Environment: Full sun to partial shade

Soil Type: Well-drained, sandy, pH 5.8 - 7.2

Deer Resistant: Yes

Latin Name: Linaria Alpina

Planting Directions

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

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Care & Maintenance: 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. 

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Linaria alpina is a low-growing plant that freely spreads along the ground, making it an excellent ground cover plant.

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How To Grow

Before sowing linaria alpina seeds, it is recommended that you put them through a cold treatment to prepare the seeds for planting. To do this, place the seed in damp paper towel inside a ziplock bag, and leave in the fridge for 2-3 weeks. After refrigeration, the seeds should be sown indoors 6-8 weeks before the last expected frost. Keep the seeds moist until germination. Once danger of frost has passed and the seedlings are established, they can be transplanted directly into the garden.

  • Soil: well-drained with pH 5.8-7.2
  • Environment: full sun to partial shade
  • Sowing rate: 6-7 seeds per plant
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Plant Information

Linaria alpina is a perennial ground cover plant that grows in USDA zones 4 through 9. It is not an ideal choice for regions with hot summers, but otherwise is a resilient plant that can serve a variety of purposes.

  • Bloom color: violet
  • Bloom season: early to late summer
  • Growth rate: moderate