Linum perenne Appar

Appar Blue Flax

Appar Blue Flax (Linum perenne Appar) 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. Appar Blue Flax loves poor soils and drier conditions in the garden. Drought resistant/drought tolerant perennial plant (xeric). 18" x 18" wide.
Zones3 - 9
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Mature Height18" tall
Mature Spread18" wide
Bloom TimeEarly to mid summer
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SizePlant - 2.5" Pot
SKUHC014627

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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Appar Blue Flax (Linum perenne Appar) is absolutely one of the favorite Western wildflowers for gardens and meadows. Its profuse true blue flowers match the summer sky. Appar Blue Flax was originally collected in the Black Hills of South Dakota and improved through breeding to have outstanding vigor and a long season of bloom. Native to Europe and Asia, Blue Flax has naturalized throughout the United States 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. 18" x 18" wide. 
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SKUHC014627
Item Package Size
Plant - 2.5" Pot
Common Name
Appar Blue Flax
Botanical Name
Linum perenne Appar
Zones
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Flower Color
Blue
Mature Height
18" tall
Mature Spread
18" wide
Bloom Time
Early to mid summer
Ships As
Potted Plant
Ideal Region
West
Planting Time
Fall
Ships To Canada
No
Planting Guides
Linum (Flax) - a large family of wildflowers found throughout the temperate and sub-tropical regions of the world.

Preferred growing conditions
  • Plant in a fast draining, infertile soil with full sun. Avoid clay soils. Mulch with gravel or not at all.
  • Water regularly the first growing season to establish the plant. Thereafter, infrequent but deep watering is all this plant needs.
  • Deadheading is not needed, and re-seeding is encouraged.
  • Fertilize lightly in the fall with a half and half blend of Yum Yum Mix and good quality compost.
  • Special comments
    • Linum is a tap rooted plant and does not like to be transplanted or divided once established.
    • Plants can be short-lived (3 years, occasionally longer) and should be encouraged to re-seed themselves. Planting them in areas mulched with gravel is recommended.
    • Leave standing over the winter and cut back in early spring just above the rosette of new leaves around the crown.

    • View more Planting Guides, or download our complete Planting Guide for tips on caring for your plants when you receive your order, as well as planting instructions for Perennials, Spring-Planted Bulbs, Fall-Planted Bulbs, Cacti & Succulents, Xeric Plants and more.
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