Surface to just cover.
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. 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. It benefits from deadheading.
Mix in 1-2 inches of compost before planting into lean soils.