Blue Flax Wildflower Seeds For Planting Outdoors | Linum Perenne Seed

Flax Seeds - Blue

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Blue Flax (Linum Perenne) - Blue Flax is a perennial flower which will bloom the second year when grown from wildflower seed. It grows from tough, expanding clumps, and produces little pastel blue flowers, 1/2 - 1 inch across that bloom on light and graceful arching branches. It is very pretty and drought tolerant.

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Blue Scarlet Yellow Bright eyes Sky blue
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Flower Specifications

SEEDS PER POUND

328,800

SEASON

Perennial

USDA ZONES

3 - 10

HEIGHT

12 - 24 inches

BLOOM SEASON

Spring and summer

BLOOM COLOR

Blue

ENVIRONMENT

Full sun

SOIL TYPE

Well-drained, pH 6.5 - 7.5

DEER RESISTANT

Yes

HOUSE PLANT

No

LATIN NAME

Linum Perenne

Blue Flax (Linum Perenne) - Blue Flax is a drought tolerant, perennial flower which will bloom the second year when grown from wildflower seed. It grows from tough, expanding clumps, and produces little pastel blue flowers, 1/2 - 1 inch across that bloom on light, graceful arching branches. Each bloom only lasts a day, but a new flower will open each day to take its place. It is very pretty! It will grow in all regions of North America, and it prefers full sun, and loose, dry soil, but it is very adaptable and good for xeriscape landscaping or gardening.

The clear Blue Flax flowers that appear in late spring are the hallmarks of perennial Flax. Clusters of buds typically droop at the branching ends of the slim stems. They open to an inch wide, and are 5 petaled flowers. Buds bloom successively over the weeks, opening in the early mornings just before dawn. Unless the day is overcast, the fully open flowers drop their petals by midday. A new round of bloom follows each day through to mid-summer. Because these Linum Perenne plants produce a profusion of buds, there are always plenty of flowers during its bloom season. Blue Flax will also drop its wild flower seed to re-seed itself the following spring.

Fire resistant

Blue Flax flowers are fire resistant due to leaves and stems staying green with relatively high moisture content during most of the fire season.

blue flax flowers

Flax seed | blue

How to grow

How To Grow Blue Flax From Seed: For sowing Blue Flax seeds, the best results are obtained from seeding in late fall to very early spring. Dormant fall seedings (preferred seeding period for flax) will pre-chill the Linum Perenne seeds and reduce seed dormancy which may be present.

Mulching, irrigation, and weed control all benefit stand establishment. Blue Flax seedling vigor is good, but not as good as most grasses. You may get nice blooms the first growing season, but full bloom onset should not be expected until the second year when planting Blue Flax wild flower seed.

  • Sowing Rate: 3 ounces per 1,000 square feet or 9 pounds per acre
  • Average Germ Time: 20 - 30 days
  • Keep moist until germination
  • Attracts bees, butterflies and birds
  • Depth: 1/8 inch
  • Drought tolerant and good for xeriscaping
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Flower Specifications

Blue Flax wild flowers do best on well-drained soils. They have excellent cold winter and drought tolerance. This wild flower prefers a soil pH of around 6.5 to 7.5. Wild flower seed plants are usually found in sunny, open areas, but they will tolerate semi-shaded conditions.

  • Height: 12 - 24 inches
  • USDA Zones: 3 - 10
  • Season: Perennial
  • Deer Resistant: Yes 
  • Good for water conservation


Planting Directions

TEMPERATURE

65 - 70F

AVERAGE GERM TIME

20 - 30 days

LIGHT REQUIRED

Yes

DEPTH

1/8 inch

SOWING RATE

3 ounces per 1,000 square feet or 9 pounds per acre

MOISTURE

Keep seed moist until germination

PLANT SPACING

15 - 18 inches

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SEEDS PER POUND

136,000

SEASON

Annual

USDA ZONES

3 - 10

HEIGHT

14 - 24 inches

BLOOM SEASON

Late summer

BLOOM COLOR

Scarlet

ENVIRONMENT

Full sun to partial shade

SOIL TYPE

Well-drained, pH 6.5 - 7.5

DEER RESISTANT

Yes

HOUSE PLANT

No

LATIN NAME

Linum Rubrum

Scarlet Flax (Linum Rubrum) - What an outstanding profusion of color grown from Scarlet Flax seeds! Scarlet Flax wild flower is a drought tolerant, hardy annual, native to northern Africa and Southern Europe, and it has naturalized throughout the United States. Seedlings need moderate watering to get started, although spring rainfalls are usually sufficient. Scarlet Flax flowers are glossy, deep scarlet red, and they bloom in profusion and are best admired if planted densely. Linum Rubrum Scarlet Flax prefers full sun in well-drained soils. It often re-seeds and will be back the next spring! Scarlet Flax has some of the best flowers for attracting birds and insects.

Extremely heat tolerant

Once established this variety can tolerate immense heat and extremely dry conditions though it will need watering at the height of summer.

scarlet flax flowers

Flax seed | scarlet

How to grow

How To Grow Scarlet Flax From Seed: Grow in light, moderately fertile, humus-rich, well-drained soil (sharply drained for alpines) in full sun. Protect from winter wet.

Sow Scarlet Flax seeds directly outdoors in prepared soil in the spring when temperatures are warming. Lightly rake soil over the top of the Linum seeds. Keep Scarlet Flax wildflower seed moist until germination.

  • Sowing Rate: 7 ounces per 1,000 square feet or 17 pounds per acre
  • Average Germ Time: 20 - 25 days
  • Keep moist until germination
  • Attracts bees and birds
  • Depth: 1/16 inch
flax seeds scarlet

Flower Specifications

Flax wildflower seeds glisten because of their high oil content, flax being the source of linseed oil with which linoleum is manufactured. L. usitatissum is the species grown commercially for linseed oil, but it can also be obtained from L. grandiflorum and other flaxes.

  • Height: 14 - 24 inches
  • USDA Zones: 3 - 10
  • Season: Annual
  • Deer Resistant: Yes
  • Drought Tolerant: Yes

Planting Directions

TEMPERATURE

65 - 70F

AVERAGE GERM TIME

20 - 25 days

LIGHT REQUIRED

Yes

DEPTH

1/16 inch

SOWING RATE

7 ounces per 1,000 square feet or 17 pounds per acre

MOISTURE

Keep seed moist until germination

PLANT SPACING

12 - 15 inches

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SEASON

Perennial

USDA ZONES

4 - 9

HEIGHT

8 - 12 inches

BLOOM SEASON

Early spring to mid summer

BLOOM COLOR

Yellow

ENVIRONMENT

Full sun

SOIL TYPE

Well drained soils, pH 5.5 - 8.0

DEER RESISTANT

Yes

HOUSE PLANT

No

LATIN NAME

Linum Flavum

Yellow Flax (Linum Flavum Compactum Yellow) - Dwarf Golden flax or Yellow flax can be grown from flower seeds and is well suited to xeriscape rock gardens or growing along rocky paths.  This compact flax only reaches 8 - 12 inches tall making it a "dwarf" flax and best of all it is a perennial! Grows best in USDA zones in 4 - 9, blooming in early spring to mid summer. The average time till germination is 20 -30 days when planted correctly and kept moist until germination. Prefers full sun environments with well drained soil and planted at a depth of 1/8th inch or so.

Great container flower

Place the Golden Flax plants in the front of the flower border, in a rock garden, or in containers too.

yellow flax flowers

Flax seed | yellow

How to grow

How To Grow Yellow Flax From Seed: Start the Linum seeds indoors several weeks before the end of frost season. Press the flower seed into the soil but do not cover. Transplant out once frost danger has passed.

This perennial prefers full sun and soils that drain well, and it has a high drought tolerance once it is established.

  • Sowing Rate: 2 - 3 seeds per plant
  • Average Germ Time: 20 - 30 days
  • Keep moist until germination
  • Attracts bees and birds
  • Depth: 1/8 inch
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Flower Specifications

This compact Linum offers lovely, airy yellow flowers and dark green, lance-shaped leaves. Even when not in bloom, the grassy leaves give a delicate texture to the garden.

  • Height: 8 - 12 inches
  • USDA Zones: 4 - 9
  • Season: Perennial
  • Deer Resistant: Yes
  • Drought Tolerant: Yes

Planting Directions

TEMPERATURE

65 - 70F

AVERAGE GERM TIME

20 - 30 days

LIGHT REQUIRED

Yes

DEPTH

1/8th inch

SOWING RATE

2 - 3 seeds per plant

MOISTURE

Keep seeds moist until germination

PLANT SPACING

12 - 16 inches

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SEASON

Annual

USDA ZONES

3 - 10

HEIGHT

18 inches

BLOOM SEASON

Summer to early fall

BLOOM COLOR

White

ENVIRONMENT

Full sun

SOIL TYPE

Well-drained, pH 6.5 - 7.5

DEER RESISTANT

Yes

HOUSE PLANT

No

LATIN NAME

Linum Grandiflorum

Bright Eyes Flax (Linum Grandiflorum Bright Eyes) - It's so rewarding to start Linum seeds and grow this charming Bright Eyes Flax! This hardy, drought resistant little annual is great for containers, the front of the border, or in xeriscape rock gardens.

Drought tolerant

Once established this variety can tolerate hot and dry conditions though it will need watering at the height of summer.

bright eyes flax flowers

Flax seed | bright eyes

How to grow

How To Grow Flax From Seed: Grow in light, moderately fertile, humus-rich, well-drained soil (sharply drained for alpines) in full sun. Protect from winter wet.

Start this Flax seed directly in the garden in early spring before frost season has passed. These annual flowers grow and establish quickly to provide a wonderful display in the garden or landscape. Bright Eyes Flax will likely re-seed itself.

  • Sowing Rate: 4 - 5 seeds per plant
  • Average Germ Time: 20 - 25 days
  • Keep moist until germination
  • Attracts bees and birds
  • Depth: 1/8 inch
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Flower Specifications

This Linum plant is free flowering with ivory white blooms each with a bright red center. These little garden Flax plants are so bright and cheery! The growth habit is erect with slender stems and small, lance-shaped, gray-green leaves.

  • Height: 18 inches
  • USDA Zones: 3 - 10
  • Season: Annual
  • Deer Resistant: Yes
  • Drought Tolerant: Yes

Planting Directions

TEMPERATURE

65 - 70F

AVERAGE GERM TIME

20 - 25 days

LIGHT REQUIRED

Yes

DEPTH

1/8th inch

SOWING RATE

4 - 5 seeds per plant

MOISTURE

Keep seeds moist until germination

PLANT SPACING

12 inches

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SEASON

Annual

USDA ZONES

4 - 10

HEIGHT

36 inches

BLOOM SEASON

Mid summer to early fall

BLOOM COLOR

Blue

ENVIRONMENT

Full sun to partial shade

SOIL TYPE

Well-drained, pH 6.1 - 7.5

DEER RESISTANT

Yes

HOUSE PLANT

No

LATIN NAME

Linum Usitatissimum

Sky Blue Flax (Linum Usitatissimum Sky Blue) - Grown since ancient times, Flax seed produces beautiful flowers and annual drought tolerant plants with many beneficial uses. Other common names are Common Flax, Blue Flax or Linseed.

Heat & Drought tolerant

Once established this variety can tolerate hot and dry conditions though it will need watering at the height of summer.

sky blue flax flowers

Flax seed | sky blue

How to grow

How To Grow Flax From Seed: Grow in light, moderately fertile, humus-rich, well-drained soil (sharply drained for alpines) in full sun. Protect from winter wet.

Sow Flax seeds directly in the garden in the early spring. The soil should be rich with organic matter and be free of weeds. Cover the flower seeds no more than 1/8 inch of soil. Annual Blue Flax will often re-seed itself.

  • Sowing Rate: 4 - 5 seeds per plant
  • Average Germ Time: 25 - 30 days
  • Keep moist until germination
  • Attracts bees and birds
  • Depth: 1/8 inch
flax seeds sky blue

Flower Specifications

In a mass planting, the blue Flax flowers are stunning as they sway in the summer breeze. The Flax seeds can also be harvested when the large seed pods are yellowed and starting to split open.

  • Height: 36 inches
  • USDA Zones: 4 - 10
  • Season: Annual
  • Deer Resistant: Yes
  • Drought Tolerant: Yes

Planting Directions

TEMPERATURE

65 - 70F

AVERAGE GERM TIME

25 - 30 days

LIGHT REQUIRED

Yes

DEPTH

1/8th inch

SOWING RATE

4 - 5 seeds per plant

MOISTURE

Keep seeds moist until germination

PLANT SPACING

18 inches

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