The "Purple Toadflax" is an old and ever-popular cottage garden flower with tall, slender spikes of violet-purple flowers, which appear right into the frosts of autumn. It will gently self-seed into places it likes but never becomes a nuisance!
For best results, sow immediately onto a good soil-based compost. Cover the seeds with fine grit or compost to approximately their own depth. They can be sown at any time, and germination can sometimes be quicker if kept at 15 to 20 degrees C. We sow most seeds in an unheated greenhouse and wait for natural germination, as many seeds have built-in dormancy mechanisms, often waiting for natural spring germination, hence giving them a full season of growth.
Common name:PURPLE TOADFLAX