Bring the shimmering color of French skies into your very garden with this beauiful blue flax. You'll also be planting a bit of history, as this French native plant (Linum usitatissimum) is the source of the oldest fiber known to man: linen. Thousands of acres of it are cultivated in Normandy today.
This is an annual plant that grows around 2 feet tall and blooms with sky blue flowers very similar to those of garden flax (Linum perennis. It self-sows freely into open soil.
This blue flax has another interesting quality. Planted at a density of 5 to 10 grams of seed per square yard, it cleanses the soil of the most noxious weeds, such as thistle and small morning glory vine.
Plant in full sun, almost any soil, in early spring through early summer.
I've searched for a year to find the right source of French native wildflower seeds to offer you. Here they are! Certified organically grown, these seeds are produced on a flower farm in the Massif Central by a family group. One hundred percent of the process is artisanal, right down to the seed packets which are decorated with drawings of the content plants by the owner.
Size: 4 gm (approx. 720 seeds)