Linum grandiflorum rubrum Annual. 12"
Red Flax's chimmery scarlet flowers adorn slender stems. Direct sow seed in early spring. Grown in a sunny spot with other annuals like Nigella or use to oversow a bulb bed. Red flax is a good addition to wildflower or meadow gardens. Grow in clumps for dramatic effect in borders or beds. Blooms last only a few hours but are immediatly followed by more blooms. Blooms June to end of summer.
Planting Directions: Direct sow in early spring in a sunny, well drained spot. Lightly cover seed with soil. Germination takes 20-25 days with soil temperatures of 65°-70°. Make successive planting every 2-3 weeks for continuous blooming. Thin to 6-10” apart. Cut back ½ of the flowering stalks early in the growing season to extend the blooming period. Red Flax will self seed.