BLUE FLAX Linum usitatissimum
Linum (flax) is a hardy perennial native to temperate and subtropical regions of the world. Linum species are used as food plants by the larvae of some Lepidoptera species including the Cabbage Moth, The Nutmeg, the Setaceous Hebrew Character and Coleophora striolatella, which feeds exclusively on Linum narbonense.
Several flaxes are cultivated as garden ornamentals, including the blue-flowered species blue. The plants are easy to grow, and are tolerant of poor and dry soils.
Type: Hardy perennial
Location: Sun or part
Hardiness zones: 5-9
Bloom time: Summer
Seeds per pack: 20
Germination: Flax seeds are easy to germinate! Lightly rake seeds into the area that they are to be grown. This should be a sunny, or partly sunny area. Water seeds in, and keep moist until germination.