Scarlet Flax Heirloom Seeds


4.2 out of 5 stars
(5 reviews)
Availability: In Stock
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.
$2.49 1.5 grams (~320 seeds)

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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Scarlet Flax Heirloom Seeds Reviews

5 reviews

Pop of color in the desert landscape!

5 out of 5 stars Jul 23, 2018
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 from AZ


1 out of 5 stars Nov 23, 2020
I planted these with the American Legion poppies. Both germinated well. While the poppies bloomed profusely, the flax provided about 3 total blooms from numerous plants. I won't waste space on these again.
Melinda Marsh from OH
Owner Response: Hi Melinda, We are sorry you didn't enjoy the flax flowers.

The prettiest vibrant red!

5 out of 5 stars Nov 29, 2021
We started these in a pot and also direct sowed them. The potted seeds produced beautiful bright red flowers all summer and through September. The direct sown seeds produced a snack for the bunnies. We're definitely going to plant these again!
Ellen from NY

First Time Growing And I Love Them!

5 out of 5 stars Jul 1, 2022
This was my first time growing flax and I love these dainty little flowers. Mass plant these for a carpet of delicate scarlet flowers on tall slender stems. Reminds me of a cottage garden.
Joy from OH

Gorgeous red

5 out of 5 stars Mar 14, 2023
I started these at home in biodegradable small pots. Then, I transplanted them outside in October. it took a while for the mature plant to come up to the full height (approx 2 ft), but once they got going, beautiful, tender smaller flowers started blooming in March and looks like they'll be blooming for a while. Definitely we'll grow them again
Max from CA

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