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Flax 'Blue Dress'
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Flax 'Blue Dress'

Linum grandiflorum
Flax' Blue Dress' has cushions of delicate foliage tipped with the prettiest blue flowers. The five-petaled flowers have radiating wire-thin tracery from their white eyes to the petal edges. These lovely sky-blue flowers close when clouds and rain threaten. Later, small globe seed heads take over from the blooms and are also decoratively striped. A sweet summer bloomer that echoes the blue of the summer sky.
SKU #S598
$3.25
Details
Approximate Seeds Per Packet
150
Lifecycle
Annual
Annual Hardiness
Hardy Annual
Sun
Full sun
Soil
Regular, well-drained
Season
Spring to fall
Color
Sky blue
Features
Great for containers
Deer Resistant
SOWING INSTRUCTIONS
Depth:
Surface to just cover.
Sprout Time:
5-10 days
Seed To Bloom:
8 weeks
Starting Indoors:
Not recommended.
Starting Outdoors:
Sow direct in early spring, and at 2-3 week intervals until midsummer for continual bloom; fall sow in mild winter areas (zones 8-10).
PLACEMENT & CULTIVATION
A beloved staple of early summer cottage gardens, the annual flax is at home planted in clusters alongside meadow and cottage garden favorites at the garden's edge and in containers. Its slender foliage is an elegant backdrop to the new blossoms that open daily. This plant is particularly well-suited for cooler summer climates, where its extended blooming period can be fully appreciated; elsewhere, it is a spring and early summer delight. Shear lightly after this first flush for a later rebloom in moderate summer areas.
Final Spacing:
6"
Water Requirements:
Medium Water Use
Watering Details:
1" per week
Fertilizer:
Mix in 1-2 inches of compost before planting into lean soils.
Diseases & Pests:
No major problems.