Linaria triornithophora – An exceptional but rarely seen plant is from Portugal and Spain. Large, yellow lipped, long tailed purplish ‘snapdragon flower are held on stout stems in groups of three during spring and summer. These look very much like small Budgerigars in flight. The thin rubbery foliage is sage green. This plant enjoys full sun to light shade in humus rich well drained soil. Heat and dry hardy but not so frost hardy. Save seed. Or move pot indoors. 60cm x 25cm. Full Sun, Partial Shade.
Linaria triornithophora seed can be sown at any time into a good quality compost or seed raising mix. Cover the seed with quality compost or fine river sand to approximately their own depth. Natural germination will occur if kept in an unheated poly house or covered seed raising tray. Many seeds wait for Spring before emerging regardless of when they are sown so please give them a full season of growth before discarding. Germination can be quicker if kept at 15-20 Degrees C. Keep moist, but not saturated at all times.