How to Grow Perennial Blue Flax (Linum Perenna)

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Perennial Blue Flax, or Linum Perenna, is a flower that can handle cold temperatures and grow perennially. Get perennial blue flax to bloom in early-to-late summer with help from a sustainable gardener in this free video on flower gardening and plant... View Video Transcript

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Yolanda Vanveen

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Hi, this is Yolanda Vanveen and in this segment we're going to learn all about, "How to grow perennial Blue Flax or Linum". It's a beautiful plant from Europe. Blue Flax or Linum Perenna grows in all parts of Europe. So it's pretty hardy and it can go down to, "let me see", it can survive in zones four to nine. So it can handle quite cold temperatures and it's a really easy perennial to grow. It's vigorous but short-live perennial and it has lots of sky blue dark flowers that are about one inch across. They bloom early to late summer. So perennial Blue Flax is really easy to grow from seed. You just start the seeds in the spring, wait till the last chance of frost and it'll come up and bloom all summertime and nearly fall. And then they'll drop their seeds and they'll just come back the next year; so they self-seed themselves. You can also start them in the spring and purchase seeds anytime of the year and they'll bloom really well for your. And because they're perennial, they'll come back from year to year and they're hardy down the zone four which mean they can handle even minus ten degrees. So they're really great addition to your garden.