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Linum perenne subsp. alpinum


Alpine Perennial Flax

USDA Zone: 4-9

Plant number: 1.320.130


A compact form of the popular Blue Flax, this is perfect for the rock garden or for edging in a sunny, well-drained border. It forms a bushy mound or tuft of small, ferny green leaves, bearing loads of small soft-blue flowers for weeks on end. Trim plants back by half in midsummer to encourage repeat blooming in the autumn. Short-lived but usually will self seed in a gentle way. Drought tolerant once established. Particularly good for growing in a gravel garden or alpine scree. Said to be deer and rabbit resistant.

Further details for
Linum perenne subsp. alpinum

Optimal Growing Conditions

Sun Exposure
  Full Sun
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
  Acid
Soil Moisture
  Dry
Care Level
  Easy
Appearance and Characteristics

Flower Colour
  Light Blue
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Mid Summer
  Late Spring
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Alpine & Rock
  Border
  Containers
  Deer Resistant
  Drought Tolerant
  Edging
  Rabbit Resistant
Flower Head Size
  Very Small
Height
   20-30 cm
   8-12 inches
Spread
   25-30 cm
   10-12 inches
Foot Traffic
   None

Growth Rate
   Medium
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.








Linum perenne subsp. alpinum


Alpine Perennial Flax

USDA Zone: 4-9

Plant number: 1.320.130


A compact form of the popular Blue Flax, this is perfect for the rock garden or for edging in a sunny, well-drained border. It forms a bushy mound or tuft of small, ferny green leaves, bearing loads of small soft-blue flowers for weeks on end. Trim plants back by half in midsummer to encourage repeat blooming in the autumn. Short-lived but usually will self seed in a gentle way. Drought tolerant once established. Particularly good for growing in a gravel garden or alpine scree. Said to be deer and rabbit resistant.

Further details for
Linum perenne subsp. alpinum

Optimal Growing Conditions

Sun Exposure
  Full Sun
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
  Acid
Soil Moisture
  Dry
Care Level
  Easy
Appearance and Characteristics

Flower Colour
  Light Blue
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Mid Summer
  Late Spring
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Alpine & Rock
  Border
  Containers
  Deer Resistant
  Drought Tolerant
  Edging
  Rabbit Resistant
Flower Head Size
  Very Small
Height
   20-30 cm
   8-12 inches
Spread
   25-30 cm
   10-12 inches
Foot Traffic
   None

Growth Rate
   Medium
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.