Flowers - Flax, Scarlet

$199 USD

The heat- and drought-tolerant, frost-hardy annual Scarlet Flax (Linum grandiflorum) produces small 1" vibrant red five-petal blossoms edged in black on 2'-3' wiry stems with delicate foliage. This ornamental flower lasts only for a day, opening at dawn and dropping its petals by mid-day. And then another blooms tomorrow.

  • Life cycle: Annual
  • Bloom season: Spring, summer
  • Attracts: Bees, butterflies, and other pollinators
  • Flower meaning: Creativity, domestication, purity, virtue, wisdom


  • Botanical name: Linum grandiflorum
  • Hardiness zones: 1-10
  • Planting season: Spring
  • Days to maturity: 75-90 days
  • Cold stratify: No
  • Depth to plant seeds: Lightly cover - seeds need light to germinate
  • Spacing between plants: 12"-18" apart
  • Days to germinate (sprout): 7-10 days
  • Germination soil temps: 65F-75F
  • Soil types: Clay, sandy, loamy, silty, well-drained
  • Soil pH: 5.5-8.5
  • Water needs: Average
  • Sun needs: Full sun
  • Frost tolerant: Yes
  • Drought tolerant: Yes
  • Deer resistant: No

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