Linum – Perennial Flax, Golden Flax, Perennials Guide to Planting Flowers

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Linum – Perennial Flax, Golden Flax

Flax
is a lovely, airy plant with flowers of yellow, blue
and white. The general height is from 12 inches to 18
inches. The foliage and flowers are very delicate and
graceful and present the appearance of a small, feathery
bush. Golden Flax (Linum flavum) has transparent,
deep, golden yellow flowers. Linum perenne is the
tallest one of the Flax plants and has rather small
flowers of a pearly blue. L. p. album is the
white flowered variety. The flowers are borne in great
numbers all during the blooming season which lasts from
May through September. They have the capricious habit
of blooming every other day.

UTILIZE.
Flax, especially the yellow flowered one, is very attractive
to combine in plantings of Delphiniums, for both are
in bloom at the same time. Flax is a dainty flower for
any border because the plants bloom through such a long
season. Some of the smaller plants are grown in pots
and in the rock garden. The evergreen leaves and profusion
of bloom offer further reasons for growing the Blue
Flax.

GENERAL.
Flax is very easy of culture,. growing readily in any
good garden soil in full sunlight.

PROPAGATION.
It is propagated by seeds and division of the plants.

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