Common/Yellow Toadflax ‘Linaria vulgaris’

A plant of hedgerows and meadows with yellow/orange snap-dragon flowers. Known as Common Toadflax, Yellow toadflax or butter and eggs, The plant is widespread on rural spots, along roads, in dunes, and on disturbed and cultivated land. Because the flower is largely closed by its underlip, pollination requires strong insects such as bees and bumblebees. While most commonly found as a wildflower, toadflax is sometimes cultivated for cut flowers. This plant has also been used in folk medicine for a variety of ailments. A tea made from the leaves was taken as a laxative and strong diuretic as well as for jaundice, dropsy, and enteritis with drowsiness. For skin diseases and piles, either a leaf tea or an ointment made from the flowers was used In addition, a tea made in milk instead of water has been used as an insecticide. It is confirmed to have diuretic and fever-reducing properties.

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Additional information

Sun Preference

Sun either Partial or Full


1.5g seed packet, 1 x plug, 1 x 9cm pot

Soil Preference

Most Soils OK

Suitable for

Prefers a spot near hedgerows or in a meadow. Prefers sun or partial shade.


Strong pollinators like bees and bumble bees.

Flowering season

July onwards

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Eventual height


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