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Purple Toadflax - Pink - Canon J Went - Linaria purpurea 'Canon Went'

Purple Toadflax - Pink - Canon J Went - Linaria purpurea 'Canon Went'
Type: Hardy Perennial
Approximate height: Up to 1 metre
Flowering Time: Summer and autumn
Site and soil type: Light and well-drained soil in sun, Acid, Alkaline, or Neutral
When to sow: Spring or summer
Where to sow: Outside, direct into soil or under cover, modules or pots.
Packet contents: Approximately 400 seeds / 0.06 g

A form of Purple Toadflax with an upright, slender habit and very pretty pale pink flowers in summer through to autumn. 

The flowers are very popular with bees. 

Presumably this pink form was first officially  recorded by a Canon J Went but I've been unable to find any further information about the gentleman.

Purple toadflax attracts / provides food for the following creatures:

  • Bees including Bumblebees, Mason Bees and Wool Carder bees
  • Moths including the caterpillars of the Toadflax Brocade moth - (scarce and currently only in S.E. England and Wales but spreading)  
  • πŸ¦‡ (RHS)
  • An "RHS Plants for Pollinators" plant **

All our seed packets include sowing instructions.

Jemima’s Garden seeds are plastic free and reyclable. They’re contained in an inner glassine envelope, (made from pine wood cellulose), and an outer Kraft paper seed packet. Any shipping packaging is also plastic free and recyclable.

Key to symbols:

πŸ› A food plant for the caterpillar

πŸ¦‹ Provides nectar for the adult moth or butterfly

πŸ¦‡ Listed in: Bat Conservation Trust Encouraging bats, A guide for bat-friendly gardening and living

πŸ¦‡ (RHS)  Listed in the RHS Plants for Bats list

** RHS Plants for Pollinators. The RHS Plants for Pollinators mark is only given to plants that support pollinating insects. Find out more at rhs.org.uk/plantsforpollinators

** The Royal Horticultural Society, and its logo, are trade marks of The Royal Horticultural Society (Registered Charity No 222879/SC038262) and used under licence.