Flax

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Profuse, long-blooming flowers attract butterflies and provide an airy filler for the garden. Attractive planted with poppies, ornamental onions, lupines and hardy geraniums. Durable, long-lived and easy to grow. Best effect planted in groups of 3 or 5.

Companion Plants

Black-Eyed Susan

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Black-Eyed Susan

Vibrant daisy flowers are classic summer beauties that attract butterflies and make beautiful cut flower arrangements. Native to North America, they are well-suited for the meadow or wildflower garden, and for naturalizing. Combines well with aster, butterfly bush and echinacea. Heat tolerant.

Iceland Poppy

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Iceland Poppy

Graceful, fragrant flowers in a range of lovely colors, ideal in the landscape or bouquet. Beautiful in rock gardens, along walkways or at garden's edge. Blooms spring to fall in cool summer regions. Allow to reseed to ensure longevity in the garden.

Lilyturf

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Lilyturf

Lush foliage and beautiful flowers are lovely at garden or woodland edges, in rock gardens or even indoors as a houseplant. An outstanding ground cover, it will even perform in dry shade. Cut back in early spring to promote new growth.

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Details

Common name

Flax

Botanical name

Linum perenne

Variety

Sapphire

Zone

USDA 5 - 8

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Bloom color

Blue

Bloom time

summer-fall

Light

sun

Height

12-18" (31-46 cm)

Habit

clumping

Water

weekly during dry spells

Feed

use all-purpose

Maintenance

keep weed-free