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 perenne 'Blue Sapphire'
Perennial flax 'Blue Sapphire'
Type/Hardiness Herbaceous, Perennial, Hardy
Flowering period Late spring - late summer
Height 18-24in/45-60cm
Light preference Full sun
Soil preference Any reasonable soil
Sowing time/depth Spring, late summer, 0.15in/3mm
This compact form of perennial flax is a cottage garden favourite, with ferny foliage and masses of sky-blue flowers from late spring and right through the summer. It works well as an edging plant, in containers and for naturalising in wildlife gardens. Although short-lived, it will gently self-seed. Established plants are drought-tolerant.
Sowing and/or growing instructions
Sow direct in spring (in milder areas sowings can be made in late summer for over-wintering), gently raking into the soil, thinning to 10-15cm apart. Alternatively, sow thinly, 3mm deep, in modules, keeping one seedling per cell, for planting out later.
Seed
1 packet - 30 seeds £1.95

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