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Linum lewisii (Blue Flax)

Linum lewisii
Wild Blue Flax, Prairie Flax, Lewis Flax, Lewis's Flax

This airy, short-lived perennial is at home in meadow settings, where it blends well with native grasses and other prairie flowers. Delicate, bright green foliage is adorned in the spring and early summer with sky blue flowers. This plant seeds heavily, and will naturalize in the landscape if water is available. Plant in full sun and well-drained soils.

Plant Type Native, Perennial
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Water Needs Average
Hardiness Zone Zone 4 (-30° F)
Flower Color Blue
Flower Season Late Spring, Early Summer, Mid Summer
Growth Rate Moderate
Height 2' - 3' (ft)
Spread 1' - 2' (ft)
Spacing 12" - 24" (in)
Characteristics Showy
Attracts Birds, Butterflies
Maintenance Low
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers
Tolerance Deer, Drought, Dry Soil, Rocky Soil
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil PH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Image by: MSWN
Image by: MSWN

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