Scarlet Flax (Linum grandiflorum)

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Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Annual
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Plant Height: 2 feet
Plant Spread: 12 inches
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Red
Flower Time: Summer
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Seeds: Suitable for wintersowing
Sow in situ
Other info: Does not transplant well
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon
Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Preferred depth: plant seeds 1/8 inch deep


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Posted by lovesblooms (Maryland - Zone 7a) on Feb 3, 2015 11:04 AM

I winter sowed these in a green plastic soda bottle and didn't bring them outside immediately, and they sprouted. In the middle of winter. I brought them outside anyway, and the tiny seedlings survived among the snow and ice surrounding the bottle for the rest of the winter, and wanted to bloom in the bottle before the beds were ready for them. They bloomed more than I expected, but not much, because I didn't pinch them or anything. This time I will. I loved that bright red in early spring, and they certainly showed me their will to live.

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Plant Events from our members
lovesblooms On January 29, 2015 Seeds sown
winter sown
MrsBinWY On March 29, 2018 Seeds germinated
~3 or 4 cells were germinating
MrsBinWY On March 24, 2018 Seeds sown
6x3 seeds from 2016 garden in 6-pack @ warm room temp
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Hardy Snapdragon by Gardengirlinpink Dec 7, 2018 11:51 AM 15
Pls identify this plant by Vadeep Aug 27, 2018 10:39 AM 3
My wintersowing adventures 2010 by gemini_sage Apr 9, 2014 5:08 PM 55

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