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Scarlet Flax Seeds

Linum grandiflorum rubrum

5.00 (1 reviews)
  • HOW TO GROW
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HOW TO GROW

Sowing: Direct sow in fall for the earliest blooms, or after the last spring frost for early summer bloom. Plant just below the surface of the soil. A new crop can be planted every several weeks for continuous blooming until frost. For best results do not start these plants indoors, since they do not transplant well.

Growing: These plants tolerate drought well and flourish in light, sandy soil. They attract bees and butterflies and readily reseed themselves.

Harvesting: These blooms make excellent cut flowers. Choose stalks with flowers that have just opened and place them in water immediately; strip the foliage that will fall below the surface of the water.

Seed Saving: Allow the seed pods to dry completely on the stem; break them open to collect the flat, brown seeds. Store them in a cool, dry place.

FAST FACTS

Common Names: Flowering Flax, Red Flax

Latin Name: Linum grandiflorum rubrum

Species Origin: Introduced US Wildflower

Type: Garden Flowers

Life Cycle: Annual

USDA Zones: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

US Regions: California, Mountain, Arid/Desert, Plains/Texas, Midwest, Northern, Northeast, Southeast

Seeds per Ounce: 7,700

Stratification: No Stratification

Germination Ease: No Stratification

Reviews

5.00
Global Rating: 5.00 from 1 reviews
Scarlet Flax Seeds 5.0

Review By michael

scarlet flax

I love this flax - it blooms all summer and reseeds with care. Requires almost no water once started. Comes in very thick with hundreds of blooms and makes a great plant to use for side yards. My neighbors enjoy it!

Size Price Quantity
XL Mylar Packet (~1000 Seeds) $2.50 Sold Out
1/4 Oz Mylar (7.09g) $4.80 Sold Out
1 Oz Mylar (28.4g) $5.40 Sold Out
1/4 Lb Mylar (113g) $8.00 Sold Out
1 Lb Mylar (454g) $30.00 Sold Out
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DESCRIPTION

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This beauty originally comes from northern Africa and southern Europe, specifically native to the country of Algeria. Members of this plant family were once used to weave linen because of the valuable fibers in their stems. According to historical record, Romans also used these fibers to weave ropes and sails for their ocean-going vessels. The genus name Linum means “flax,” while the species name “grandiflorum” means “large-flowered.”


HOW TO GROW

Sowing: Direct sow in fall for the earliest blooms, or after the last spring frost for early summer bloom. Plant just below the surface of the soil. A new crop can be planted every several weeks for continuous blooming until frost. For best results do not start these plants indoors, since they do not transplant well.

Growing: These plants tolerate drought well and flourish in light, sandy soil. They attract bees and butterflies and readily reseed themselves.

Harvesting: These blooms make excellent cut flowers. Choose stalks with flowers that have just opened and place them in water immediately; strip the foliage that will fall below the surface of the water.

Seed Saving: Allow the seed pods to dry completely on the stem; break them open to collect the flat, brown seeds. Store them in a cool, dry place.

FAST FACTS

Common Names: Flowering Flax, Red Flax

Latin Name: Linum grandiflorum rubrum

Species Origin: Introduced US Wildflower

Type: Garden Flowers

Life Cycle: Annual

USDA Zones: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

US Regions: California, Mountain, Arid/Desert, Plains/Texas, Midwest, Northern, Northeast, Southeast

Seeds per Ounce: 7,700

Stratification: No Stratification

Germination Ease: No Stratification

Reviews

5.00
Global Rating: 5.00 from 1 reviews
Scarlet Flax Seeds 5.0

Review By michael

scarlet flax

I love this flax - it blooms all summer and reseeds with care. Requires almost no water once started. Comes in very thick with hundreds of blooms and makes a great plant to use for side yards. My neighbors enjoy it!