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Linum grandiflorum
Linum grandiflorum

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Zones A1-A3, 1-45, H1, H2
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Linum grandiflorum

Flowering Flax
Linaceae
Annuals

LINUM

Plants with erect, branching stems and narrow leaves produce an abundance of shallow-cupped, five-petaled flowers over a long bloom period. Each bloom lasts only a day, but others keep coming. The flax of commerce—Linum usitatissimum—is grown for its fiber and seeds, which yield linseed oil.

Use in borders; some naturalize freely in uncultivated areas. Light, well-drained soil. Most perennial kinds live only 3 or 4 years and should be replaced regularly. Easy to grow from seed; perennials also can be propagated from cuttings. Difficult to divide.

Linum grandiflorum

From North Africa. To 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 ft. tall and 6 to 12 in.wide, with narrow gray-green leaves. Summer flowers are rose pink, 1 to 1 1/2 in.wide. Sow seed thickly in place in early spring or (in mild-winter climates) in fall. Self-sows without becoming a pest and is often included in wildflower mixes.

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