Scarlet Flax Heirloom Seeds


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Scarlet flax is a show-off in the garden. Each brilliant red flower lasts just a day, but in profusion, they set the garden ablaze with intense color. Easy-to-grow, low maintenance plants attract pollinators and tolerate hot and dry conditions. Allow plants to go to seed, and you'll be rewarded with months and years of color. This is an ornamental flax and not intended for consumption.
$1.89 1.5 grams

Botanical Name: Linum grandiflorum

Family: Linaceae

Native: Algeria

Hardiness: Annual

Plant Dimensions: 12"–24" tall

Variety Information: 1½" diameter, crimson to scarlet with a dark center

Exposure: Full sun to part shade

Bloom Period: Spring to frost

Attributes: Attracts Pollinators, Drought Tolerant, Heat Tolerant

When to Sow Outside: RECOMMENDED. 1 to 2 weeks before average last frost. Super easy to grow from seed; simply scatter seeds every 2 to 4 weeks for continual flowering through fall. In Mild Climates, sow in fall for winter bloom.

When to Start Inside: 4 to 6 weeks before average last frost; not recommended because can be difficult to transplant. Handle carefully, or sow in pulp pots that can be planted directly into the ground.

Days to Emerge: 5 – 12 days

Seed Depth: Press into surface

Seed Spacing: A pinch of seeds every 4"–8"

Thinning: When 2" tall, thin to 1 every 4"–8"

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Pop of color in the desert landscape!
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Wow! Heads turn every year these silky, vivid flowers emerge. I've planted these just once, along the 'hot strip' alongside the hot, dry driveway, and they've self-seeded ever since with minimal irrigation. Attractive to pollinators and curious hummingbirds, these tolerant flowers reliably return year after year with minimal, even no, care.
Ariel L Driver

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