Linum perenne Sapphire

Sapphire Blue Flax

Sapphire is a compact variety with good vigor and long season of bloom. Extremely cold hardy! A colorful re-seeding variety for naturalizing in beds and grass meadows. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).
Zones 3 - 9
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Rock Gardens
Low Maintenance
Multiplies / Naturalizes
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Annual Rainfall
10 to 20"
20 to 30"
30 to 40" (with care)
Mature Plant Size 12-15" tall 18" wide
Bloom Time Early to mid summer
Size No
SKU HBLC751

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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12-15" x 18" wide (seed propagated). Blue Flax is absolutely one of the favorite Western wildflowers for gardens and meadows. Its profuse true blue flowers match the summer sky. "Sapphire" is a compact variety with good vigor and long season of bloom. Extremely cold hardy! A colorful re-seeding variety for naturalizing in beds and grass meadows.
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SKU
HBLC751
Ships To Canada
No
Common Name
Sapphire Blue Flax
Botanical Name
Linum perenne Sapphire
Zones
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Mature Height
12-15" tall
Mature Spread
18" wide
Bloom Time
Early - Mid Summer
Bloom Time
Early to mid summer
Ships As
Potted Plant
Planting Time
Spring / Summer, Fall
Soil Type
Sandy Soil, Clay 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, Rock Gardens, Low Maintenance, Multiplies / Naturalizes
Ideal Region
Anywhere In The US
Neonicotinoid Free
Yes - Learn More
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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