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Linum perenne

Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
LY-num pair-EN-ay
Description

After perennial flax finishes flowering in summer, prune back the stems, otherwise the plants will become leggy and sparse. Division is not advisable, because the roots system is sparse; propagate via seed or stem cuttings in summer instead. One of the prettiest blue flowers.  Well-drained soil is essential.

Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#white#sun#partial shade#summer#blue#spring#perennial#well-drained soil
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#white#sun#partial shade#summer#blue#spring#perennial#well-drained soil
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Linum
    Species:
    perenne
    Family:
    Linaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Seed
    Stem Cutting
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Europe
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Herbaceous Perennial
    Perennial
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Blue
    White
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Summer
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No