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botanical name:
Linaria dalmatica
Linaria dalmatica © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Dalmatian Toadflax, Broadleaf Toadflax
synonyms:  Linaria genistifolia ssp.dalmatica
family:  Scrophulariaceae
characteristics: perennial
height: 1.00m
width: 0.60m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: erect
leaf colour: green
flower colour: yellow
fruit colour: brown & green
stem/bark: green
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -29°C
USDA zone: 5 to 9
description:
Upright, branching perennial with a deep taproot and spreading lateral roots. Alternate oval to lance-shaped, glaucous green leaves, which are sessile or stem-clasping. Loose racemes in summer of spurred, yellow flowers, sometimes with orange tinting, up to 5cm long. Capsules containing up to 200 seeds follow.

cultivation:
Light, well drained, preferably sandy soil, in full sun. Will thrive in quite dry conditions.
Tends to be short lived, but propagates readily and may become invasive.

propagation:
From seed, will usually self seed freely. Also from budded sections of horizontal roots.

other notes:
Native to Southern Italy, the Balkans and Romania. Also naturalised in parts of North America were it is regarded as a problematic weed..

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