Linum perenne Appar

Appar Blue Flax

Blue Linum perenne Appar, Linum perenne Appar, Appar Blue Flax

Linum perenne Appar (Appar Blue Flax) is a dwarf form of Blue Flax that covers itself with bright blue flowers held over stout wiry stems and blooms for several months beginning in late spring. Linum 'Appar' loves poor soils and drier conditions in the garden. Drought resistant/drought tolerant perennial plant (xeric). 18" x 18" wide.

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Zones 3 - 9
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Easy to grow
High Impact - Low Maintenance
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Annual Rainfall
Drought Resistant / Waterwise
10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40" (with care)
Bloom Time Early to mid summer
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Size Plant - 2.5" deep pot
SKU 65860

Details

18" x 18" wide. Linum perenne Appar (Blue Flax) is absolutely one of the favorite Western wildflowers for gardens and meadows. Its profuse true blue flowers match the summer sky. Linum 'Appar' was originally collected in the Black Hills of South Dakota and improved through breeding to have outstanding vigor and a long season of bloom. 'Appar' Blue Flax is an excellent choice for naturalizing as it is a strong re-seeder. Extremely cold hardy, this wildflower is also well suited for the colder areas of the Rockies and Great Plains. (Seed propagated.)
SKU 65860
Common Name Appar Blue Flax
Botanical Name Linum perenne Appar
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements Full Sun, Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Flower Color Blue
Mature Height 18" tall
Mature Spread 18" wide
Bloom Time Early to mid summer
Ships As Potted Plant
Planting Time Spring / Summer, Fall
Soil Type Clay Soil, Sandy Soil, Average Soil
Soil Moisture Drought Resistant / Waterwise
Amount of Rain 10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40" (with care)
Advantages Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Easy to grow, High Impact - Low Maintenance
Ideal Region Anywhere In The US
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

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4.2

(based on 11 reviews)

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Pros

  • Attractive (9)
  • Accurate instructions (5)
  • Healthy (4)
  • Hardy (3)

Cons

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  • Garden (9)
  • Outdoors (5)
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Returning despite my neglect

Last spring, I purchased one Blue Flax for our arid, mountain garden (zone 8-ish). Full disclosure: I did not follow the instructions. Specifically, I did not get it in the...Read complete review

Last spring, I purchased one Blue Flax for our arid, mountain garden (zone 8-ish). Full disclosure: I did not follow the instructions. Specifically, I did not get it in the ground for days, probably more like weeks. After I finally planted it, the leaves died back, and I was certain I'd killed it, but this spring the brave little thing is poking through the river rocks. Maybe not the most glowing review, but I judge the Appar Blue Flax to be tough.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Wish plants had done better

Didn't grown as well as I'd hoped. Little blooming….

Didn't grown as well as I'd hoped. Little blooming….

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Long lasting, beautiful delicate color.

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from Klamath Falls, OR

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  • Accurate Instructions
  • Attractive
  • Hardy
  • Healthy
  • Lightweight
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Garden
    • Outdoors

    Comments about High Country Gardens Linum perenne Appar:

    We found that our rabbits did nibble it. Lovely wistful plant. Even without flowers it is attractive and very, very long lasting.

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    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Wish plants had done better

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    from PA

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    Pros

    • Accurate Instructions

    Cons

    • Flimsy
    • Not hardy
    • Unattractive

    Best Uses

      Comments about High Country Gardens Linum perenne Appar:

      Didn't grown as well as I'd hoped. Little blooming….

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      • Business

      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      A beauty

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      from Los Alamos, NM

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      • Attractive

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        • Garden
        • Outdoors

        Comments about High Country Gardens Linum perenne Appar:

        My neighbors ooh and ahh over this one. I am planting more.

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        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        True Blue!

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        from New Mexico

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        • Attractive

        Cons

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            Comments about High Country Gardens Linum perenne Appar:

            Much of what is called "blue" is really purple, lavender, or something other than true blue. Not this flax! The profusion of blue flowers moving in the summer breeze is truly breathtaking in its beauty.

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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            lovely plants

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            from Gloucester, MA

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            Pros

            • Accurate Instructions
            • Attractive
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Small In Size

            Best Uses

            • Garden

            Comments about High Country Gardens Linum perenne Appar:

            I used them with large plants which detracted from their delicate flower heads

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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Gorgeous addition to my 'hell strip'

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            from Denver, CO

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            • Attractive
            • Hardy
            • Healthy

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              • Garden
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              Comments about High Country Gardens Linum perenne Appar:

              I bought these on a whim last year -- got three of them on sale. Didn't see much from them last year, so was pleasantly surprised when they not only survived a very hard freeze in mid-November and our normal up and down winter in Denver. They are STUNNING and I'm very pleased. Hope they will continue to bloom for a couple more months and then make through another Colorado winter so I can enjoy them next spring and summer.

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              (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              Not for northern IL

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              from IL

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                Comments about High Country Gardens Linum perenne Appar:

                Did not make it in northern IL climate

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                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Returning despite my neglect

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                from California Mountains

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                    Comments about High Country Gardens Linum perenne Appar:

                    Last spring, I purchased one Blue Flax for our arid, mountain garden (zone 8-ish). Full disclosure: I did not follow the instructions. Specifically, I did not get it in the ground for days, probably more like weeks. After I finally planted it, the leaves died back, and I was certain I'd killed it, but this spring the brave little thing is poking through the river rocks. Maybe not the most glowing review, but I judge the Appar Blue Flax to be tough.

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                    • Personal

                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    beautiful in western NYState, too

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                    from Rochester, NY

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                    Pros

                    • Accurate Instructions
                    • Attractive
                    • Healthy

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Garden

                      Comments about High Country Gardens Linum perenne Appar:

                      bought three of these plants and put them in a very sunny and dry (for us in w. NY) spot. All three seemed to become well-established. One bloomed throughout the summer. I see them now as the snow melts and am expecting all three will be blooming this year.
                      High Country plants have always done so well for me, and catalog information steers me to those that will thrive in my particular garden conditions.

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                      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Drought Tolerant Beauty!

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                      from Cle Elum, WA

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                      Pros

                      • Accurate Instructions
                      • Attractive
                      • Great Plant For Hot Dry
                      • Hardy
                      • Healthy
                      • Versatile

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Garden
                        • Good For Rock Gardens

                        Comments about High Country Gardens Linum perenne Appar:

                        I like the healthy, beautiful plants, with good root systems.

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                        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        4.0

                        good

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                        from Milwaukee, WI

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                        Pros

                        • Attractive

                        Cons

                        • Small In Size

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                        • Outdoors

                        Comments about High Country Gardens Linum perenne Appar:

                        Unique foliage. No flowers yet.

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                        USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

                        To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

                        • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
                        • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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