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.
|Scientific Name:||Linum marginale|
|Common Name:||Native Flax|
|Plant Type:||Grass or grass-like, Clumping perennial|
|Height:||0.4 ~ 0.6 metres|
|Width:||0.2 ~ 0.3 metres|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral, Alkaline|
|Soil Type:||Sandy, Clay, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Poor soil|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Cottage garden, Flower garden, Cold climate, Drought resistant|
|Climate Zone:||Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool, Semi-arid|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates heavy frost, Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Border plant|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Other insects|
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