Scarlet flax is a show-off in the garden. Each brilliant red flower lasts just a day, but in profusion, they set the garden ablaze with intense color. Easy-to-grow, low maintenance plants attract pollinators and tolerate hot and dry conditions. Allow plants to go to seed, and you'll be rewarded with months and years of color. This is an ornamental flax and not intended for consumption.
• Botanical Name: Linum grandiflorum
• Family: Linaceae
• Native: Algeria
• Hardiness: Annual
• Plant Dimensions: 12"–24" tall
• Variety Information: 1½" diameter, crimson to scarlet with a dark center
• Exposure: Full sun to part shade
• Bloom Period: Spring to frost
• Attributes: Attracts Pollinators, Drought Tolerant, Heat Tolerant
• When to Sow Outside: RECOMMENDED. 1 to 2 weeks before average last frost. Super easy to grow from seed; simply scatter seeds every 2 to 4 weeks for continual flowering through fall. In Mild Climates, sow in fall for winter bloom.
• When to Start Inside: 4 to 6 weeks before average last frost; not recommended because can be difficult to transplant. Handle carefully, or sow in pulp pots that can be planted directly into the ground.
• Days to Emerge: 5 – 12 days
• Seed Depth: Press into surface
• Seed Spacing: A pinch of seeds every 4"–8"
• Thinning: When 2" tall, thin to 1 every 4"–8"