Toadflax 'Canon Went'
Toadflax Canon Went seeds - Beautiful perennial with tall strong stems of mini fairy-esque blush pink snapdragon flowers. Stunning airy element.
Approx 20 seeds
Lets talk about them
I adore toadflax (again what is with the ugly names?). I first discovered toadflax last year in a wild flower mix (albeit in highlighter yellow and neon purple). As I swooned over the delightful whimsical blooms and my girls relished these little ‘fairy flowers’ I absolutely knew I had to find a variety worthy of being a cut flower. Say hello to Toadflax Canon Went, long strong stems rippling with pale pink flowers reminiscent of miniature snapdragons. Wonderful vase life, and a perennial too – an absolute must grow.
How to make these beauties grow
Sow: Anytime* However autumn sown plants will flower in the first year.
How: Surface sow and lightly cover with vermiculite, keep moist. Vernalisation required for flowering.
Occasionally A cold spell is required to break dormancy If germination does not occur within 4 weeks cold stratify for 4 weeks(However I've not found this necessary with my sowings).
Where: Full Sun
Days to Maturity: 175-365 days
Pick: When the first few flowers are open. 7days+ vase life
Notes From The Garden
Drought hardy once established and requires little attention. Will happily self-seed so dead head if you do not want self-seeded plants. Germination can be a little erratic so do not discard sowed seeds hastily.
Photo: Barrhill Blooms