SCARLET FLAX Linum Grandiflorum Rubrum
Annual - One Season Plant - Height.- 12 to 16 inches
Bright red, five petaled flowers 1 1/2 inches across are borne on erect stems with slender green leaves. Ideal when planted en masse in a fairly low border. It is also used in naturalized wildflower or flowering meadow settings.
Special Directions For Short Season Climates
SOWING: Sow seed in place early to late spring. Barely cover seed with fine soil.
SPACING & THINNING: When young seedlings are about 2 inches high, carefully thin to about 4 to 8 inches apart. Flax does not transplant well.
GERMINATION: Approximately 10 to 20 days. Keep soil moderately moist during germination.
Ed's Special Advice
Plants are easy to grow A sunny location with average well drained soil is ideal for flax Successive sowings at three week intervals ensure a prolonged bloom period. Can be sown in the fall in mild winter areas.