Blue Flax Seeds QTY. 100

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Blue flax, scientifically known as Linum perenne, is a charming and delicate perennial plant that belongs to the Linaceae family. Native to Europe and Western Asia, blue flax is renowned for its sky-blue, five-petaled flowers that bloom profusely during the summer months. These flowers are not only aesthetically pleasing but also attract pollinators such as bees and butterflies to the garden.

Blue flax is a relatively low-maintenance plant, making it an excellent choice for gardeners looking to add a splash of color to their landscape with minimal effort. It thrives in well-drained soil and full sun, making it ideal for rock gardens, borders, or naturalized areas. Additionally, blue flax is drought-tolerant once established, further adding to its appeal for water-wise gardeners.

In addition to its ornamental value, blue flax has a rich history of medicinal and practical uses. Its seeds are a good source of omega-3 fatty acids and fiber, while the plant fibers have been traditionally used to make linen. With its striking blue blooms, ease of care, and historical significance, blue flax is a versatile and beautiful addition to any garden.

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How to Grow

To grow blue flax, first choose a sunny location with well-draining soil. Blue flax plants thrive in full sun and can tolerate poor soil conditions. Prepare the soil by loosening it to a depth of about 6-8 inches and adding organic matter like compost to improve drainage and fertility.

Sow the blue flax seeds directly into the prepared soil in early spring after the last frost date. Scatter the seeds lightly over the soil surface and gently press them in. Water the area thoroughly after planting and keep the soil consistently moist until the seeds germinate, which usually takes about 10-15 days.

Once the blue flax plants have established, water them regularly, especially during dry spells. Blue flax is a low-maintenance plant that doesn't require much fertilization. Enjoy the delicate blue flowers that will bloom throughout the summer, attracting pollinators to your garden. Remember to deadhead the spent flowers to encourage continuous blooming and to prevent self-seeding if desired.