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Reinwardtia indica
Reinwardtia indica

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Zones 8-10, 12-28, H1, H2
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Reinwardtia indica

Yellow Flax
Linaceae
Perennials

Native to mountains from Pakistan to India. Grows 3 to 4 ft. high and wide, with deep green or grayish green, elliptical evergreen leaves 1 to 3 in. long. Blooms profusely, bearing brilliant yellow, 2-in. flowers like those of flax (Linum, to which it is related). Individual blossoms do not last long, but for weeks new ones open daily. In mild-winter regions, blooms in late fall and early winter; in colder areas, bloom comes in summer. Grow in fertile, well-drained soil. Pinch young plants to encourage branching. Cut back hard after bloom to keep compact.

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