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Linum - Flax

Grown for centuries for oil, fiber or its ornamental qualities, Linum (Flax) are annuals, biennials evergreen or herbaceous perennials or shrubs, with attractive clusters of funnel-shaped flowers over a long blooming season in spring or summer. 

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Linum flavum 'Compactum' (Golden Flax)

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.

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Linum grandiflorum (Flowering Flax)

Compact and easy to grow, Linum grandiflorum (Flowering Flax) is a graceful, erect, branching annual boasting a profusion of saucer-shaped, dark-eyed, scarlet flowers, 1.5 in. across (4 cm) in summer.

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Linum lewisii (Prairie Flax)

Linum lewisii (Prairie Flax) is a showy perennial forming tufts of spirally arranged, narrow blue-green leaves. It smothers itself in pale blue saucer-shaped flowers, 1 in. across (2.5 cm), veined in darker blue.

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Linum narbonense (Blue Flax)

One of the best Flax for the garden, Linum narbonense (Blue Flax) is a compact, mound-forming, semi-evergreen perennial with lance-shaped, dark green leaves and profuse azure blue, funnel-shaped flowers, 2 in. across (5 cm), over a long season.

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Linum perenne (Perennial Flax)

Strikingly beautiful in bloom, Linum perenne (Perennial Flax) is a semi-evergreen perennial forming tufts of narrow blue-green leaves and profuse sky blue saucer-shaped flowers, 1 in. across (2.5 cm), over a long season.

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Linum usitatissimum (Common Flax)

Cultivated for thousand of years for its fiber and oil, Linum usitatissimum (Common Flax) is a slender, erect, narrow-leafed annual boasting upward-facing, sky-blue flowers in summer. The flowers live for only a day and give way to small, round capsules filled with shiny, flattened seeds.

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