Perennial Flax description:
Beautiful sky blue flowers on airy stems in late spring and early summer.
A pollinator friendly plant including bees.
This is a butterfly friendly plant.
How easy is it to grow:
This is good for a wildlife area, border or rough area, and is easy provided it has a soil that is well drained, so do not try if you’ve got a clay or heavy soil, also it benefits trimming it down to half it’s height after flowering.
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Other common names: Blue Flax.
Botanical name: Linum perenne
The best position in the garden:
Sun or semi shade.
What type of soil:
Light, free draining soil.
How much moisture:
Normal moisture or dryish stony.
Hardiness and, or, lifespan:
Care and maintenance:
When newly planted always keep it watered until the roots have grown down and it is able to find its own moisture.
Trim down by half after flowering to make it bloom again.
Size of plant:
Height 50 cm.
Spread 50 cm.
Planting density – to calculate how many plants are required in a planting scheme:
Allow 4 plants per square metre.
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