Drought Tolerant Dwarf Golden Flax Linum Flavum Compactum Flower Seeds

Flax Seeds - Yellow

Flower Specifications

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

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

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.

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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