Linum marginale – Native Flax

A short lived perennial with sky blue flowers in spring and summer, followed by seed pods with numerous edible seeds. Like commercial flax, the stem of native flax produces useful fibres as well. Can be grown in most soil types in sun or part shade, tolerates frost and dry spells. The plant tends to die back in late summer, and reshoot. Can be mistaken for Wahlenbergia, as it looks similar.

Family : Linaceae
Cultivar Name:
Plant Type : Grass or grass-like, Clumping perennial
Width : 0.3
Flowering Time : Spring
Soil Type : Sandy, Clay, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Poor soil
Climate Zone : Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool, Semi-arid
Growth Habit :
Soil Moisture : Well-drained
Special Uses : Edible
Scientific Name: Linum marginale
Common Name : Native Flax
Height : 0.6
Flower Color : Blue
pH Level : Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Plant Environment : Low maintenance garden, Cottage garden, Flower garden, Cold climate, Drought resistant, Wildflower meadow
Light : Sunny, Light shade
Lifespan :
Frost Tolerance : Tolerates heavy frost, Tolerates light frost
Attracts Wildlife : Other insects