linum perenne (blue flax, perennial flax)

Size: 1 gallon
  • delicate sky blue, five-petalled flowers
  • gray-green, airy foliage
  • wiry stems of narrow, linear leaves
  • bloom time: may to july
  • zone 5
  • height 25-30cm
  • spread 25-45cm
  • colour blue (periwinkle)
  • grow in an average, medium, well-drained soil, in full sun or partial shade
  • heavy soils and winter wet can result in increased winter survival problems
  • will freely self-seed in optimum growing conditions
  • it is tolerant of heat, humidity and drought
  • cutting some of the stems in half partway through the blooming period, will extend the flowering period
  • full sun, partial sun/shade
  • long blooming
  • drought tolerant, once established
  • heat tolerant