Height x Spread: 60cm x 60cm
Purple toadflax 'Canon Went' is a lot tougher and hardier than its willowy flowerspikes bursting with tiny soft pink blooms would suggest. Flowering all summer long and into autumn, its naturalistic form is a definite shoe-in for a cottage garden, weaving delicate vertical interest through a herbaceous border or against a sunny wall.
Although it grows in most soils, it absolutely thrives in a light, fairly fertile, free-draining soil in full sun. Perfect, therefore, for a gravel or mediterranean garden, where it will happily self-seed, popping up in unexpected places. But it is easy to control, just cut back faded flower spikes before seed forms. Bees and butterflies love it too.
Available for Mail Order from April - August