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Scarlet Flax

Linum grandiflorum

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These easy to grow annual's flower all summer into autumn with brilliant red flowers. Preferring free draining sites they thrive in full sun and are a useful addition to summer bedding.

Planning

Difficulty
Moderate
Flowering time
Summer
Fruiting time
Autumn

Harvesting

Generally not harvested.

Propagation

Seed
Sow directly where they are to flower in spring, or late summer for overwintering. Sow 3mm deep in rows 30cm apart into soil which has been well prepared and raked to a fine tilth. Germination time varies according to weather. Once germinated thin seedlings to 15cm spacing. Acclimatise and plant out once danger of frost has passed. For summer sown seeds overwinter in cool frost free conditions and plant out the following spring.
Notes

Geography

Origin
Mediterranean

Environment

Light
Full Sun, Partial Sun
Soil moisture
Dry
Soil type
Sand, Loam, Chalk
Soil PH preference
Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Frost hardiness
Half-Hardy

Personality

Family
Linaceae
Flower colour
Red

Problems

Generally pest & disease free.

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