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Linum flavum 'Compactum' (Golden Flax)

Golden Flax 'Compactum', Yellow Flax 'Compactum'


Linum flavum 'Compactum' (Golden Flax) is a dwarf, semi-evergreen perennial forming a low mound of small, oval bluish-green leaves covered with bright yellow flowers, 1 in. across (2.5 cm), over a long season. Blooming in spring and summer, the blossoms are carried in many-branched clusters. Up to 50 flowers may be carried in a single inflorescence. The grassy leaves remain fresh looking throughout the season, adding delicate texture to the garden. Drought tolerant, Golden Flax is well suited to rock gardens, border fronts or containers.

  • Grows up to 6-12 in. tall and wide (15-30 cm). Self-sows where happy.
  • Thrives in full sun in dry to average moisture, well-drained soils. Protect from winter wet.
  • Easy to grow, Golden Flax is a good choice for areas of the garden that are hot and dry.
  • Great for border frontscontainers, rock gardens, cottage gardens, prairies and meadows.
  • No serious insect or disease issues. Keep an eye out for slugs, snails and aphids.
  • Propagate by seed or stem tip cuttings.

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Requirements

Hardiness 5 – 7
Heat Zones 5 – 7
Climate Zones 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Linum - Flax
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Height 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spread 10" – 1' (25cm – 30cm)
Spacing 6" – 9" (15cm – 22cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Semi-Evergreen
Tolerance Drought
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Edging, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles Gravel and Rock Garden

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 5 – 7
Heat Zones 5 – 7
Climate Zones 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Linum - Flax
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Height 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spread 10" – 1' (25cm – 30cm)
Spacing 6" – 9" (15cm – 22cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Semi-Evergreen
Tolerance Drought
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Edging, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles Gravel and Rock Garden

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