Blue Flax

Linum lewisii

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.

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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

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