Scarlet Flax - 3226
Price: USD $2.89
Linum rubrum (Linaceae)
A hardy annual, native to northern Africa and southern Europe, it has naturalized throughout the United States. Once established this variety can tolerate immense heat and extremely dry conditions. The glossy, deep scarlet flowers bloom in profusion and are best admired if planted in density. Prefers full sun in well drained soils. Best if sown in early spring, seedlings are not winter hardy. Guaranteed to draw some attention!
Suggested use: Mixtures, roadsides, meadows, floral gardens.
Miscellaneous: Plants require very little care once established. Does not transplant well.
Average Planting Success: 70%
Height: 1 - 2 feet
Germination: 20 - 25 days
Optimum Soil Temp. for Germination: 65°F - 70°F
Sowing Depth: 1/16"
Blooming Period: April - September
Average Seeds Per Pound: 122,000
Seeds/Pkt: 150 - covers 20 sq.ft.
1 oz Covers: 340 sq.ft.
Seeding Rate: 8 lbs. per acre