Flax Seeds - Sky Blue
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
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 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.
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
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