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Scarlet Flax - L. grandiflorum rubrum
Annual Open Pollinated. Cup shaped flowers in a brilliant and glossy shade of red. Once established, this plant can tolerate heat and drought. Competes well with grasses and self-sows. 1/4 lb covers approximately 1000 sq ft if broadcast. Thin to 8 apart when plants reach 3" tall.
Flowers: Good cut flower. Blooms spring to fall
Attracts: Attracts hummingbirds, butterflies, and bees
Soil: Adaptable, but prefers loose, sandy soil
Native: N. Africa & S. Europe
USDA Zone: 3-10
Plant In: Spring
Planting Depth: 1/16"
Days to Germinate: 20-25 Days
Height At Maturity: 1'-2'
Sun/Shade Requirements: Full Sun
Water Needs: Light Water
Annual for Garden and Naturalizing Linum rubrum Height: 14-24 Bloom Season: Spring/Summer Seeding Rate: Use 1/4 Lb/1000 sq ft Facts of Note: Drought tolerant but can take moderate water, sun or light shade, 1-2 flowers, competes well with grasses, self-sows.