This annual flower grows up to 40-50 cm tall. Native to North Africa (Algeria), though it has been introduced elsewhere. Not invasive.
Blooms from June to September with cup-shaped flowers with dark red-black 'eyes'. It's a pretty, alternative hardy annual to sow and is well-suited to containers or dotted in beds and borders. This mix is ideal for large containers.
Deadhead regularly to encourage further flowers. Attracts bees and butterflies.
Grows well in full sun in a well-drained soil. Drought resistant, but water regularly.
Approximately 200 seeds in 1g packet.
Genus - Linum
Species - Grandiflorum
Common name - Flowering flax, mix
Pre-Treatment - Not-required
Hardiness zones - 3 - 10
Height - 0,45 m
Plant type - Annual Flower
Exposure - Full Sun
Growth rate - Fast
Soil PH - Chalky, alkaline
Soil type - Light, sandy, well drained
Water requirements - Average, drought tolerant
Landscape uses - Borders, mixed and wildflower gardens, pots, mass plantings
Bloom season - June - September
Leaf / Flower color - Green / Peach, pink, white, orange, red, salmon
Sow directly after the last frost. Sow every 2-3 weeks to prolong flowering.
Sow 3-5 mm deep into moist soil. Keep moist.
Germination in 20-25 days at +18C.
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