LINARIA vulgaris

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LINARIA vulgaris

Butter-and-Eggs, Common Toadflax

Select Item No. LA310

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One Portion is usually sufficient for approx. 50 plants.
Please switch to gram for larger quantities.



Plant Description

Life Cycle: Perennial
Family: Scrophulariaceae
Origin: Europe and the Mediterranean to Asia
Special Features: Multiple, erect spikes with pale yellow blossoms and orange lips.
Historical: The Greek name linon refers to the flax-like (Linum sp.) leaves. Used in homeopathic treatment of diarrhea.
 
Basic Colour: (yellow / gold)
Flower Colour: yellow with orange
Natural Flowering Period: May - October
 
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z3 - Z8
Foliage: thin, linear
Growth Habit: upright, erect
Height with Flowers: 75 cm
Spacing between Plants: 60 cm
Soil Requirements: dry / well-drained
Location:
Characteristics: medicinal plant
Usage: suitable for cutting
Grams per 1000 seeds: 0.13889 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
7200
Gram to get 1000 plants
(if sown directly into pots etc. you will need a larger quantity):
1 Gram
Sowing Rates/Trays: 5 - 6 per cell
Plug tray recommended size(s): 72 / 128
Sowing Direction:

(8) These perennial seeds germinate very irregularly over a long period. Lower temperatures of less than +5°C [41°F] are very effective. Seed trays should not be discarded prematurely. Constant moisture must be maintained. Do not leave in direct sunlight. For Alstroemeria we recommend to keep sowing for 3 weeks at approximately +30°C [86°F], then 3 weeks at +5°C [41°F], then at +21°C [70°F].

Best Sowing Date
(northern Hemisphere, Field condition):
late autumn - early spring
Sowing to Germination: 4 - 6 weeks
Germination to Transplant: 4 - 6 weeks
Transplanting to Potting: 4 - 6 weeks
Cutting back at Transplanting: Cut-back once to keep more compact.
Container Size(s): 1 plug per 8/9 cm (3 1/2") / 1-2 plugs per 11/12 cm (4 1/2")
Vernalization: There is no current research on vernalization but a prudent recommendation for any perennial would be 6-12 weeks (a few might need 15 weeks!) at an average daily temperature of 40°F (5°C). Exposure to cold may not be necessary for flowering but might improve quality.
Forcing: An obvious place to experiment - following vernalization - would be raising daytime temperatures to 60° - 65°F (15° - 17°C). Provide 16 hours of continuous lighting. During the short days of winter, provide a night interruption lighting of 4 hours between 10:00 p.m. and 2:00 a.m.
Fertilizer: Medium (150-200 ppm)
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