The individual flowers of toadflax are tiny but intricately formed, inviting close inspection in the garden, in a container, or in an arrangement. They generally begin in late spring to early summer and can continue to late summer or early fall. (If your plants stop flowering in midsummer, consider trimming them back by about half to encourage a flush of new growth and likely rebloom toward the end of the growing season.)
I originally acquired seeds of a strain called ‘Plummy’, which was supposed to have purple flowers: the resulting plants, however, produced a range of colors, including pinks, purples, yellows, and white. All of them had gray-green or blue-green leaves, of varying widths, on 2- to 3-foot-tall stems. To be honest, I didn’t mind that I didn’t get just the purple I was expecting, because the color mix was even more interesting and provided more options as cut flowers. I was also thrilled to see that the blooms were always filled with a variety of bees and other pollinators. If you have some space to fill in a border, along a path, or in a cottage or cutting garden, this toadflax mix could be a great choice. As with other perennial toadflax, individual plants may be short-lived, but you can always have some around if you allow a few stems to ripen their seeds at some point during the summer or fall. Full sun to light shade. Perennial; Zones 5 or 6 to 9.
Harvested in July and August 2022. At least 20 seeds.
Please read the germination information as well before ordering.