A charming American native of the western highlands.
Throughout western North America and the Great Plains region, these sky-blue flowers dot grasslands and prairies extending as far north as Alaska and as far south as Mexico. The fibrous stems have a history of use by indigenous peoples for creating cordage, snowshoes, nets, mats, and baskets. The Latin name Linum lewisii first appears in Frederick Pursh’s 1814 text Flora Americae Septentrionalis and refers to Meriwether Lewis who described the plant in an 1805 journal entry written during the Lewis and Clark Expedition.
Blue Flax will self-sow and perennialize in warmer regions.
|100 Seeds||$2.95||In Stock|
|300 Seeds||$5.95||In Stock|
|900 Seeds||$10.95||In Stock|
Direct sow after danger of frost has passed. Thin plants to at least 10" apart for best results, though plants will tolerate some crowding. Flax grows to between 18-30". Makes a great medium height border border along walkways or a good addition to wildflower mixes. Will self-sow if left to do so in the garden.
|Days to Germination||20 to 30 days|
|Days to Maturity||110 days|
|Planting Depth||⅛ inch|
|Spacing in Row||4 to 10 inches|
|Spacing Between Rows||10 inches|
|Height at Maturity||18 to 30 inches|
|Width at Maturity||10 inches|
|Sun Preference||Full to Partial Sun|