Linaria are best planted in well-drained, sand based soil within an acidic, alkaline or neutral PH levels. They are best positioned in an area of full sun although they will tolerate part shade. They are highly attractive when planted within flower beds and borders or as under-planting for roses and shrubs.
Dig a wide planting area, with a depth that matches the size of the root ball. You may wish to amend heavy soil with organic matter to improve drainage and overall soil conditions. Once planted, apply a generous layer of leaf mulch and water deeply and thoroughly.
Water Linaria regularly, taking care not to over water the soil as this will cause detriment to the root system. Deadhead faded flower heads to stimulate healthy, new growth alongside removing old or dead foliage. You may wish to fertilise your plants during the early part of their growth- do not over fertilise as this can be detrimental to your plants.
It is possible to propagate Linaria by seed sown in pots in a cold frame during spring. Alternatively, you may wish to propagate by division or by softwoods cuttings in spring.
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