Linaria (Linaria maroccana) provide an abundance of dainty flowers in a wide range of colours making for a great floral display. They are very easy to grow and versatile as either a cut flower or as a border plant in the garden.

How to grow linaria in a garden

  1. Choose a spot in the garden that receives full sun to part shade and has well-drained soil. Enrich the soil with Yates Dynamic Lifter Soil Improver & Plant Fertiliser.
  2. Scatter seeds directly where they are to grow. Rake lightly over the area ensuring not to cover the seeds too deeply. 
  3. Water gently and keep moist through germination period.
  4. Thin out any crowded seedlings when they are approximately 5cm in height, ensuring that the space between each plant at least 10-15cm. Water well.
  5. Mulch with an organic mulch, such as bark chips, sugar cane or pea straw.
  6. Feed every 1 to 2 weeks with Yates Thrive Natural Roses and Flowers Liquid Plant Food.


How to grow linaria in a pot

  1. Choose a pot at least 200mm wide and deep. Position in full sun to part shade.
  2. Fill the chosen pots with quality potting mix, such as Yates Potting Mix with Dynamic Lifter
  3. Sow the seeds directly into the pot by pressing them lightly into the mix and water well.
  4. Water gently and keep moist through germination period.
  5. Feed every 1 to 2 weeks with Yates Thrive Natural Roses and Flowers Liquid Plant Food

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Growing tips

  • Remove spent blooms regularly to encourage further flowering.
  • Great to use as a cut flower and the flowers are small and perfect for kids to pick for posies.

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