PLEASE NOTE: Since plants are often sourced from the garden to order, sizes do vary a little, depending on how they come out of the ground, but I always endeavour to give a little more rather than less! They are sometimes shipped bare-rooted, but will approximate the size specified (e.g. a 9cm pot).
|Linum grandiflorum var. rubrum|
|Like the more familiar blue and white variety, Linum usitatissimum, Scarlet flax produces a profusion of small flowers with a satiny finish, but - as is obvious from the name - they are a rich red. A very worthwhile annual to grow.|
|Sowing and/or growing instructions|
|Easiest sown direct, either in spring or in the autumn. Lightly rake into soil that has been worked to a fine tilth and let nature take its course! Thin to 3-6in apart. Can also be sown 3mm deep in pots and raised under cover for early spring flowering.|