Flax Seeds – Annual Blue Flax
The Annual version of the commonly seed Perennial Flax, our lovely Annual Blue is a much beloved American wildflower! Growing strong and prolifically across prairies and meadows, Annual Blue Flax translates easily to your flower garden.
Name:Annual Blue Flax Seeds
Botanical Name:Linum usitatissimum
Light Requirement:Full Sun
Plant Type:Wildflower with blue blooms
Features:Heirloom, Attracts Pollinators, Drought Tolerant, Fast Growing, Easy to Grow & Maintain, Container Garden
Blooms:Spring, Late Spring, Early Summer, Summer
Plant Height:12-24 inches
Plant Spacing:6-9 inches
Planting Depth:1/8 inch
Sowing Method:Direct Sow
Seeds per Packet:500 mg
Hardiness Zones:3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
How to Plant Annual Blue Flax
Flax is easy to grow from seed and surprisingly adaptable to a range of conditions. A classic for the Cottage Garden look, flax is also commonly used in meadows and roadside plantings.
When to Plant Flax Seeds
As a cool-season variety, sow flax seeds as soon as the ground can be worked in the Spring. Seedlings with at least two leaves can survive a late-season frost. In temperate climates, an early-Fall planting is an option as well.
Where to Plant Flax Seeds
Grow flax in Full-Sun and rich, well-draining soil. Although flax can be adaptable when it comes to soil types, it’s best to Amend the soil in your planting area with organic matter, compost, or manure when the soil is poor. Flax can struggle in clay or wet soil.
How to Plant Flax Seeds
Direct sow seeds onto the surface of the soil via broadcast, and compress. Do not cover the seeds as they require sunlight to germinate. Water well after seeds are sown.
How to Care for Flax
Once established, Flax requires little care. While not requiring staking, Flax does sport spindly stalks, so support from companion plants can be beneficial. Collect seeds at the end of the season to broadcast for future planting, and clear growth once it dies back.
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