Linum Usitatissimum Sky Blue Flax Drought Tolerant Plant Seed

Flax Seeds - Sky Blue

Flower Specifications

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

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

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