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Flax 'Charmer Mix'
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Flax 'Charmer Mix'

Linum grandiflorum
Flowering flax was introduced in 1820 from its native Algeria and soon became a staple of cottage gardens; the larger flowered rubrum was especially prized. Flax is now found in a rare mix of colors of red, white, salmon, and lilac, many with darker eyes in the centers of the glistening cup-shaped flowers. Long flowering, it opens new blossoms every morning as the old shed their petals.
SKU #S597
$3.25
Details
Approximate Seeds Per Packet
150
Lifecycle
Annual
Annual Hardiness
Hardy Annual
Mature Size
1-2' h x 8" w
Sun
Full sun
Soil
Regular, well-drained
Season
Spring to fall
Color
Cup-shaped blooms in red, white, salmon, and lilac
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. 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.
Final Spacing:
6"
Water Requirements:
Medium Water Use
Watering Details:
1" per week
Soil pH:
Acidic to neutral
Fertilizer:
Mix in 1-2 inches of compost before planting into lean soils.
Diseases & Pests:
No major problems.