February 8, 2023
Linum perenne

Linum perenne or Blue Flax

Linum perenne is also known as Linum sibricum, Perennial Flax, Blue Flax, Lint Bells, Prairie Flax. It is a semi-evergreen perennial. It is from the Linaceae family of plants. It is native to Europe. Linum perenne is heat-tolerant. It is ideal for dry and hot landscape locations. It grows from 10 to 50cm or 4 to 20in.

Linum perenne
Linum perenne

Linum perenne has saucer-shaped blue flowers about 1in or 2.5cm. It flowers in spring and summer for about 8 to 12 weeks, depending on if it is in the sun or shade. Linum perenne flowers last only one day, but it has so many flowers that it creates a blanket of blue flowers as a ground cover.

How to grow Linum perenne:

Grow Linum perenne in the full sun. Plant it in well-drained soil. Propagate from seed or cuttings. They self-seed and are easy to grow. Usually, it is disease and pest-free but watch out for aphids, snails, and slugs.

Linum perenne or Perennial Flex
Linum perenne or Perennial Flax

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