Enchantment Toadflax flowers
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Height: 16 inches
Spacing: 12 inches
Hardiness Zone: 9b
This fragrant variety features small, snap dragon-like flowers of hot pink and yellow that will continue to bloom in cool conditions; excellent heat tolerance; a great bedding plant that is visually stunning when massed
Enchantment Toadflax has masses of beautiful spikes of fragrant hot pink hooded flowers with a yellow blotch rising above the foliage from early to mid spring, which are most effective when planted in groupings. Its narrow leaves remain grayish green in color throughout the season.
Enchantment Toadflax is an herbaceous perennial with an upright spreading habit of growth. It brings an extremely fine and delicate texture to the garden composition and should be used to full effect.
This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. It has no significant negative characteristics.
Enchantment Toadflax is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- General Garden Use
- Naturalizing And Woodland Gardens
Planting & Growing
Enchantment Toadflax will grow to be about 14 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 14 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 12 inches apart. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years. As an herbaceous perennial, this plant will usually die back to the crown each winter, and will regrow from the base each spring. Be careful not to disturb the crown in late winter when it may not be readily seen!
This plant should only be grown in full sunlight. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It may require supplemental watering during periods of drought or extended heat. It is not particular as to soil type or pH, and is able to handle environmental salt. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.