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LINUM Scarlet Flax

Linum rubrum

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$3.50

Family: Linaceae

Characteristics: Annual 35-45 cm

Seeds per packet: 50

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Linum rubrum Scarlet Flax is a hardy annual that provides a bright splash of colour in the summer months. Tall thin stems with narrow leaves of greyish green, with spectacular rounded flowers about a 4 cm across in bright crimson with a deeper centre leading to a solid black eye, with a matching deeper rim to each petal.

Adaptable to most well-drained garden soils in a sunny position but prefers an average soil that is not to rich.

Best sown late winter early spring. Seeds require light to germinate, do not sow deeply.

Sow: Sow on surface and cover lightly. Keep warm and moist but not too wet.
Germination: 21-28 days @ 18-22°C

Plant space: 40cm

Feed with a soluble fertiliser every two weeks for stronger plants.

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