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Toadflax

Discussion in 'Herbs and Wildflowers' started by luciusmaximus, May 19, 2018.

  1. luciusmaximus

    luciusmaximus Total Gardener

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    I have tried unsuccessfully to grow Toadflax from cuttings. Several weeks ago I had to cut down a clump that was growing in an inconvenient place. I stuck the pieces in a jug of water and although they have no roots they have grown flower buds which have now opened :scratch: :hate-shocked:. I don't understand how this is possible. Can anyone explain it to me please. Hubby took this amazing pic of a Bee on the flowers. I have Toadflax growing in the front garden in the ground and the baths. It's still just green leaves.
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    The common toadflax I know is yellow. It`s a wild flower and I have grown it from seed. If I remember rightly it`s called linaria vulgaris. It won`t grow from cuttings.
     
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    I just googled some images and it came up with pink and purple as well as yellow Toadflax . I had rather gathered it won't grow from cuttings but I just wondered how it can produce flower buds and then flower when it has no root system.
     
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    I'm not sure why your Linaria (Toadflax) has flowered but I wouldn't bother with cuttings as it's so easy from seed. I love Linaria purpurea and have grown it in purple, pink and white. It's a great bee plant and self seeds like mad!
     
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      It may be survival, to flower and then set seed
       
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        I grow linaria Dial Park and Pink Kisses...both non seeding. Delicate, tall and swaying :)
         
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        A bit like some people :rolleyespink:
         

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