Flax Seeds - Linum Rubrum Scarlet Flax Wildflower Seed

Flax Seeds - Scarlet

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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

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

Care & Maintenance: Flax

Scarlet Flax Wild Flower Seed

Scarlet Flax (Linum Rubrum) - What an outstanding profusion of color grown from Scarlet Flax seeds! Scarlet Flax wild flower is a hardy annual, native to northern Africa and Southern Europe, and it has naturalized throughout the United States. Once established this variety can tolerate immense heat and extremely dry conditions though it will need watering at the height of summer. 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!

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.

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.