Drought Tolerant Linum Rubrum Scarlet Flax Wildflower Seed

Flax Seeds - Scarlet

Flower Specifications

Approximate 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

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

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