Linaria canadensis

Canadian toadflax


Synonyms:  Anarrhinum canadense

wildlife plant   wildlife plant

Use this link to get more info about this plant from the USF Institute for Systematic Botany

Plant Specifics

Form: flower
Life Span: annual
Size: Height: 1.0 to 1.25 ft    Width: .5 to .75 ft
Flower Color: flower color      lavender
Phenology: winter dormant
Noted for: Showy flowers


Recommended Uses: In a wildflower garden or meadow, because it's noticeable only when flowering.
Propagation: Self seeds with seeds which easily become airborne. Can be propagated by dividing the root ball. Seeds are available through the Florida Wildflowers Growers Cooperative.
Availability: Specialty providers, Seed
Light: light requirement   light requirement   light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
Soil or other substrate: Sand, loam, lime rock
Soil pH Range: 5.6 to 6.0


wildlife plant   wildlife plant  
Larval host to the Buckeye butterfly, ( Junonia coernia ). Nectar source for bumblebees and other long tongue bees, butterflies and skippers.
Native Habitats: Disturbed areas

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida

USDA Zones:

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in: