Flowering Flax Fast Facts
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Flowering flax produces 2-inch flowers in shades of red, pink, purple and white on thin grass-like stalks. This annual blooms better in cooler summer temperatures. A perennial blue variety of flax can be found from many specialty seed companies.
Like its sister plant, the common flax that gives us linen and linseed oil, flowering flax needs a rich, well-draining soil. Flowering flax also needs full sun to bloom well.
Flowering flax only produces a short flowering season, so to spread out the blooms, sow seeds in rows three to four weeks apart.
Flowering flax, which grows 8 to 10 inches tall, works well in the middle of flowering beds, in pots and in window boxes. It grows best in cooler planting zones.
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