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  • flax scarlet
  • Eventual height: 0.45m
  • Eventual spread: 0.15m

Linum grandiflorum

flax scarlet

RHS award of garden merit RHS endorsed product
approx 500 seeds £2.40
approx 500 seeds £2.40
  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: light, moderately fertile, well-drained light, moderately fertile, well-drained neutral or chalky soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: June to September
  • Hardiness: hardy annual

    Cascades of tiny, scarlet flowers produced continuously in early and mid summer and bluish green leaves. This pretty, flax is ideal for the front of a sunny, well-drained border. Compact and easy to grow, for maximum impact plant in small drifts with other sun loving plants such as Stachys byzantina.
    Winner of an Royal Horticultural Society, Award of Garden Merit for reliability and good performance.
    Part of the seed range produced by Mr Fothergill’s Seeds in partnership with the RHS.

  • Garden care: Cut back and compost faded flower heads at the end of autumn. Apply a generous mulch of 5-7cm (2-3in) of well-rotted garden compost or manure around the base of the plant in spring

  • Sow: March to May

  • Flowering: June to September

  • Approximate quantity: 500 seeds.