Single Packet of 300 Seeds
Grow Blue Flax from freshly harvested Linum perenne wildflower seeds. Blue Flax is a perennial flowering plant that will establish a deep root system, allowing the plants to later return the following year. The plants will produce clusters of pale, blue flowers, accented by yellow centers. The blooms open up at 1 to 1.5 inches in diameter.
Each plant will grow to a mature height of about 18 to 30 inches tall, spreading roughly 18 inches wide. The plants, once established, are pretty drought tolerant and won't need much tending. The blooms will only last a day, however new blooms will open up the following day. Blue Flax will reseed naturally, allowing them to grow new plants during the next season as well.
- Type: Flax Flower
- Season: Perennial
- Color: Blue
- Height: 18" - 30" Tall
- Width: 18" spread
- Environment: Full Sun
- Zone: 3 - 10
- Notes: Easy to grow. Attracts pollinators and other beneficial insects. Best sown by the masses. Grow in flower beds and raised beds, or along fences, walkways and other borders.
Sowing The Seed
Flax seeds is best established directly outdoors, however it can be sown indoors as well. If sowing indoors, start in peat pots, 6 to 8 weeks prior to the last frost. Peat pots will allow you to later transplant the entire pots directly into the earth, without disturbing the roots. Sow at a shallow depth of 1/16" under topsoil as the seed will require light to germinate properly. Transplant or direct sow outdoors when all danger of frost has passed.
Flax plants will enjoy an area of full sunlight for the majority of the day. They also thrive in temperatures that are anywhere between 65F and 75F, in soils that are well drained. Adding a light compost to hard, compact soil will increase drainage. Keep the seeds moist until germination has occurred.
Germination & Growth
The seeds will begin to germinate within as little as 7 to 10 days, but can take up to 21 to 28 days. The plants will reach a mature height of about 18 to 30 inches tall, spreading 18 inches wide. The plants are best spaced 10 to 12 inches apart from one another. After successful germination, you can begin to enjoy the clusters of pale blue flowers a few weeks later.