Easily grown in average, medium, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. Prefers light soils in full sun. Tends to root shallowly in heavy clay soils resulting in increased winter survival problems. Easily grown from seed (some plants may flower the first year). Freely self-seeds in optimum growing conditions. Cut some stems back by 1/2 mid-way through the bloom period to extend flowering. Tolerates heat, humidity and drought. Sold in pot (2.5" wide x 3.5 deep).
Landscape Uses: Flax looks best when massed. Effective in rock gardens, border fronts, meadows, wild gardens or informal naturalized plantings. Also a colorful addition to an herb garden.
Type: Herbaceous perennial
Native Range: Asia, Europe
Zone: 5 to 8
Height: 1.00 to 2.00 feet
Spread: 0.75 to 1.50 feet
Bloom Time: May to June
Bloom Description: Sky blue
Sun: Full sun to part shade
Suggested Use: Annual, Naturalize
Tolerate: Drought, Dry Soil, Shallow-Rocky Soil