Blue Flax Seeds

Produces delicate sky blue flowers that bloom in late spring.

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$2.50

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Blue flax is a short-lived perennial that produces delicate sky blue flowers that bloom in late spring. The flowers only open fully on sunny days and make a great addition to cottage gardens. The small seed-heads form in the summer, and the seeds can be eaten after cooked. They have a pleasant nutty taste and are very nutritious. Blue flax also has a wide variety of medicinal uses, and attracts birds and butterflies.

NOTE: Seeds should be cooked before eaten, raw seed contains cyanide and should not be eaten.

Michigan Seeds grown on our farm Renegade Acres in Howell, MI!

Additional Info

Botanical Name Linum perenne
Life Cycle Perennial
Min. Time to Germinate 20 Days
Max. Time to Germinate 28 Days
Depth to Sow Seeds 1/8 in.
When to Sow Indoors 6-8 weeks before last spring frost, Outdoors after all danger of spring frost is past
Growing Height 18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
Plant Spacing 12-15 in. (30-38 cm)
Hardiness USDA Zone 4a: to -25F, USDA Zone 4b: to -20F, USDA Zone 5a: to -15F, USDA Zone 5b: to -10F, USDA Zone 6a: to -5F, USDA Zone 6b: to 0F, USDA Zone 7a: to 5F, USDA Zone 7b: to 10F, USDA Zone 8a: to 15F, USDA Zone 8b: to 20F, USDA Zone 9a: to 25F, USDA Zone 9b: to 30F
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Danger N/A
Bloom Color Light Blue, Medium Blue
Bloom Time Late Spring/Early Summer, Mid-Summer
Foliage Herbaceous
Other Details Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Soil pH Requirements 6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic), 6.6 to 7.5 (neutral), 7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)
Propagation Methods From seed; direct sow after last frost, From seed; sow indoors before last frost
Seed Collecting Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds
Seeds Per Pack 50