Linum Charmer Mix

Linum Charmer Mix

SKU: FL2959
This annual flowering flax grows to only 50cm (20") tall, with cup-shaped flowers appearing in red, white, salmon, and lilac throughout the season. The real trick with Linum is to direct sow the seeds multiple times for an extended bloom period. Read More

Exposure Full-sun

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More details about Linum Charmer Mix

Linum grandiflorum. This annual flowering flax grows to only 50cm (20") tall, with cup-shaped flowers appearing in red, white, salmon, and lilac throughout the season. The real trick with Linum is to direct sow the seeds multiple times for an extended bloom period. Sow Linum Charmer Mix at two week intervals from mid-March to the end of May for a full summer of brightly coloured flowers. This mix looks great in containers, but even better in mass plantings. Linum grandiflorum is native to Algeria and some other parts of north Africa, and is relatively drought resistant. Water regularly if growing in containers.

Annual

Quick Facts:

    • Hardy annual
    • Appear in red, white, salmon and lilac
    • Grows to only 50cm (20") tall
    • Sow mid March to May
    • Direct sow multiple times

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All About Linum Charmer Mix

Latin

Latin
Linum sp.
Family: Linaceae

Difficulty

Difficulty
Easy

Season & Zone

Season & Zone
Exposure: Full sun

Timing

Timing
Direct sow after last frost date. Sow more seeds every two to three weeks for successive blooming. If starting seeds indoors is absolutely necessary, use peat pots and harden off seedlings carefully to avoid transplant shock.

Starting

Starting
Sow seeds by barely covering them to a depth of 5mm (1/8″). Seeds germinate in 20 to 25 days. Thin seedlings to 15cm (6″) apart.

Growing

Growing
Cut back about half of the flowering stems in early summer to extend the blooming period. Grow in any well-drained soil with a pH range of 5.0 to 7.0 and avoid fertilizer and manure. Rich soil reduces blooming. Linum dislikes root disturbance, so it is not suitable for transplanting – it’s better to simply sow more seeds.

Linum grandiflorum is harmful if eaten, but the seeds of L. usitatissimum can be quite nutritious.

How to Grow Linum

Step 1: Timing

Direct sow after last frost date. Sow more seeds every two to three weeks for successive blooming. If starting seeds indoors is absolutely necessary, use peat pots and harden off seedlings carefully to avoid transplant shock.

Step 2: Starting

Sow seeds by barely covering them to a depth of 5mm (1/8″). Seeds germinate in 20 to 25 days. Thin seedlings to 15cm (6″) apart.

Step 3: Growing

Ideal pH: 5.0-7.0.

Cut back about half of the flowering stems in early summer to extend the blooming period. Grow in any well-drained soil and avoid fertilizer and manure. Rich soil reduces blooming. Linum dislikes root disturbance, so it is not suitable for transplanting – it’s better to simply sow more seeds.

Tip!

Linum grandiflorum is harmful if eaten, but the seeds of L. usitatissimum can be quite nutritious.

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