Flax (Linum usitatissimum) is an annual with slender stems arching from one main stem at the base of the plant to 30” or more. In full sun to partial shade, it blooms in mid summer to early fall.
Beautiful blue flax provides long bloom time and fantastic blue color in abundance. Also pushes out weeds. Easy to grow and self sustaining attracts bees.
The earliest evidence of humans using wild flax as a textile comes from the present day Republic of Georgia, where spun, dyed, and knotted wild flax fibers were found in Dzudzuana Cave and dated to the Upper Paleolithic, 30,000 years ago. Annual.
Syn: Linum crepitans, Linum humile, blue flower seeds