Seed - Flax Scarlet - Linum


1 RHS Flax Scarlet – Linum seed pack

(Botanical name: Linum grandiflorum

Pack Size 500 seeds


Easy to grow annual with slender stems that catch the breeze and show off their multitude of silky little crimson red blooms to great effect. One of the hardiest annuals to grow, flax requires little in the way of maintenance and is drought tolerant. Ideal for well-drained soils or pots, it is also lovely sown in long drifts in a sunny border.

Winner of an RHS Award of Garden Merit for reliability and good performance.

Plant Height: 45cm Spread: 15cm.

How to Grow:

Sow thinly 5mm (1/4in) deep, cover with fine layer and firm down gently. Keep moist. Seedlings appear in 14-21 days. Make 2-3 staggered sowings for a longer flowering season.

Thin out to 10cm (4in) apart when large enough. Keep young plants well-watered and weed free.

When to Sow/Plant Seed:

Early Spring to Summer


8-10 weeks


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