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Linum lewisii - Blue Flax

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What a show Linum lewisii puts on! Every morning it is covered with a profusion of pastel blue blooms, 1 to 2 inches in diameter. By the late afternoon these have all fallen off to be replaced the next day by new blooms! Named in honour of Captain Meriwether Lewis of Lewis & Clark fame since it was discovered on their expedition across the U.S mid-west, Blue Flax has an attractive grass-like foliage.

All Wildflower Farm seeds are hardy through growing zone 3, organic and non-GMO.

Approx. 30 seeds per pack - 2,640 seeds per 5 grams

Attracts Butterflies!    Drought Tolerant!

  • Colour: Blue
    Blooms: Mid-Summer
    Light: Full Sun
    Height: 1' - 2'
    Soil: Sand to Loam
    Water: Dry to Medium
  • Indoors: Cold, moist stratification. Start at least 5 weeks before outdoor night temperatures are reliably in the 10 C (50 F) range. Mix the seed with a slightly moistened, sterile, soil-less growing mix. Put this in a labelled, sealed plastic bag and store in a refrigerator for one day. The next day place this in the freezer for one day. Repeat this for one week, alternating between the fridge and the freezer. After stratifying, plant seed 0.32 cm (1/8 inch) deep in pots. Keep moist but not soggy and very warm (21 C - 70 F). When seedlings are 5 cm (2 inches) tall or more, transplant into the garden spaced 30 cm (1 foot) apart.

    Outdoors: Plant seed 3 mm (1/8 inch) deep in a prepared seed bed in late fall so that the seed overwinters and germinates naturally in spring.

    Outdoors Alternative: In late fall through to mid-winter fill plastic pots with a slightly moistened, sterile, soil-less growing mix. Plant seed 3 mm (1/8 inch) deep in pots and label the pots. Place them outdoors in an area where they will experience the snow and cold of winter. The seed will germinate in the pots in spring as the weather warms up. Be sure to water the pots regularly in spring and once the plants are 5 cm (2 inches) tall, transplant them into your garden.
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