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Perennial Flax
Scientific Name: Linum perenne L.
Family: Linaceae

Linum lewisii
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: All zones
USDA: 5-8

Sun Exposure: Sun to part shade

Origin: Europe

Growth Habits: Short-lived perennial, 1 to 2 feet tall (30-60 cm), 9 to 18 inches in spread (22-45 cm); fibrous stems;alternate linear leaves, up to 1.6 inches long (4 cm)

Watering Needs: Low to moderate water, prefers good drainage

Propagation: Seeds (self-sows), division in spring or fall

'Sapphire' is a sky blue cultivar, 'White Diamond' has white flowers and is more compact than the species.
Prune back as soon as it finishes blooming.

Blooming Habits:
The Perennial Flax has masses of sky blue to white, 5-petaled flowers, 1 to 2 inches in diameter (2.5-5 cm), in drooping branches at the tip of each stem, opening for one day, closing in the evening, during most of the summer.

Fruiting Habits:

The seeds germinate in 2 to 4 weeks at 68F to 75F (20C to 24C), but the plants typically don't bloom until the second year.

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