Linum perenne '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. 'Appar' Blue Flax loves poor soils and drier conditions in the garden. Drought resistant/drought tolerant perennial plant (xeric).
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. '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.
Item Package Size
Plant - 2.5" Pot
Appar Blue Flax
Linum perenne Appar
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Early to mid summer
Average Soil, Sandy Soil, Clay Soil
Deer Resistant, Multiplies / Naturalizes, Easy To Grow, Low Maintenance, Good Rockgarden Or Alpine Plant, Rabbit Resistant
Anywhere In The US, Northeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
Spring / Summer, Fall
Ships To Canada
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.
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.
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