Moisture retentive soil
Well drained soil
A lot tougher and hardier than its willowy flowerspikes bursting with tiny soft pink blooms would suggest, 'Canon Went' flowers all summer long and into autumn delivering delicate vertical interest.
This striking plant is a shorter, bushier variety of Linaria purpurea, with more side shoots. Green leaves smother the stems up to the fancy purple blooms that give a burst of colour during the summer
Linaria is commonly known as Toadflax. Narrow green-grey foliage covers the upright stems which form a clump beneath spikes of attractive white and lilac striped flowers.