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Blue Flax Seeds

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1/4 Pound
Price: $8.95
1 Pound
Price: $26.95
5 Pounds
Price: $129.95
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Price: $249.95

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Quick Overview

Named for Lewis of Lewis & Clark, it's one of our loveliest and easiest to grow natives. Powder blue blooms. Perennial.

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Details
SKU LPLG
Common Name Blue Flax
Botanical Name Linum perenne
Plant Type/Life Cycle Perennial
Light Requirements Full Sun
Flower Color Blue
Estimated Mature Height 18-30 inches tall
Bloom Time Spring to summer
Ships As Seed
Seeds Per Pound 328,854
Soil Moisture Dry, Average, Well Draining
Will Tolerate Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Drought/Dry Soil
Native To North America
Native to North American plains
Ideal Growing Region Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, Southwest, West, Pacific NorthWest
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Suggested Uses Showy Flowers, Easy to Grow
Ships to Canada Yes
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Description
This species is named "lewisii" in honor of Meriwether Lewis of Lewis & Clark, since it was discovered on their expedition across the plains. Click here to view the beautiful photos of this wildflower in the Lewis & Clark Herbarium.

The flax family is used in the manufacture of linseed oil and fabric. This species is important in Native American lore, always noted for its beauty. See also Scarlet Flax, Linum rubrum var. grandiflorum.

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American MeadowsBlue Flax Seeds - 1/4 LB
 
4.1

(based on 19 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (2)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Reliable growth (10)
  • Low maintenance (9)
  • Vivid colors (9)
  • Accurate instructions (4)
  • Pest resistant (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Large areas (7)
    • Garden (5)
    • Border control (4)
    • Erosion control (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Avid gardener (8), Casual hobbyist (5), Getting started (3)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (5)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    The more I use it, the more I like it

    I live in a neighborhood where streets are lined with grassed drainage ditches instead of sidewalks. I grew weary of mowing the sloping ditch. So, with the permission of our Department of Transportation...Read complete review

    I live in a neighborhood where streets are lined with grassed drainage ditches instead of sidewalks. I grew weary of mowing the sloping ditch. So, with the permission of our Department of Transportation to use the drainage easement for flowers (and with the understanding that I would not obstruct the view for residents exiting their driveways into traffic), I transformed the ditch into a flower garden. My goal was to plant a self-sustaining garden so that I would not need to do ongoing work along the roadside where I faced the hazards of residential traffic. I chose American Meadows blue flax seed for planting next to the street, because the flowers are beautiful, because the foliage is attractive, and because the plant is perennial. In my limited experience with wildflowers, I have discovered that the foliage of some becomes unattractive and brown at the base over the course of the growing season (though I have not observed this yet with blue flax). To help improve the appearance (for me and for my neighbors, some of whom are now beginning their own front yard projects), I did cautiously contend with the hazards of residential traffic to spend some time working by the roadside to plant plugs of liriope (grass) right along the edge of the street. I sprinkled blue flax seeds among the plugs. It is coming along nicely and I expect to have dainty blue flowers amidst the liriope next year (2014). Meanwhile, I am enjoying the blue flax blooms from prior year's seeding. It currently blooms behind the liriope during the spring of 2013. Photos show blue flax now blooming along with Siberian Iris that I have had and divided for decades, growing along with other wildflowers from American Meadows partial shade mix and American Meadows Eastern Red Columbine (that I started from seed in peat pellets before transplanting to the ditch in recent years).

    American Meadows blue flax seed germinates well. The plants, with attractive foliage and power-blue blooms, are beautiful.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Blue Flax

    starting from seed is a little difficult unless you're able to water some every day but once they get going they are beautiful when they are in full bloom in the morning or on overcast...Read complete review

    starting from seed is a little difficult unless you're able to water some every day but once they get going they are beautiful when they are in full bloom in the morning or on overcast days. The plants themselves are very delicate as are the flowers, so don't expect a thick stemmed flower.

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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Lots of blooms and flowering plants

    By sandyloam

    from Hudson, Colorado

    About Me Casual Hobbyist

    Pros

    • Long Bloom Time
    • Low Maintenance
    • Pest Resistant
    • Reliable Growth
    • Vivid Colors

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Large Areas
      • Raised Beds

      Comments about American Meadows Blue Flax Seeds - 1/4 LB:

      Great seed! I got hundreds of viable plants from this seed that bloomed all summer and are still blooming this fall. This is a hardy native plant in my area so it grows well in sandy loam soil. I got more plants than I expected though and they bloomed more frequently than usual.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Beautiful blues!

      By ADR

      from Denver, CO

      About Me Getting Started

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Low Maintenance
      • Reliable Growth
      • Vivid Colors

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Border Control
        • Containers

        Comments about American Meadows Blue Flax Seeds - 1/4 LB:

        Easy to care for.

         
        4.0

        Love Perennials

        By Juels

        from Milwaukee, WI

        About Me Getting Started

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Low Maintenance
        • Reliable Growth
        • Vivid Colors

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Large Areas

          Comments about American Meadows Blue Flax Seeds - 1/4 LB:

          Cute flowers

           
          4.0

          Follow American Meadows Instructions!

          By Xane

          from Estill Springs, TN

          About Me Avid Gardener

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about American Meadows Blue Flax Seeds - 1/4 LB:

                I had planned to use the Blue flax as a scented backdrop flower for a wedding reception but purple clover took over the plantings VERY quickly. Clover encourages the pollinators, but Blue Flax was expected. I failed to eliminate clover seeds existing in the tilled ground before I broadcast planted Flax and Cosmos. Seedlings made a good initial showing and I found some precious blooms, but clover grows faster. So this fall I will follow American Meadows instructions before I waste the seed!

                 
                4.0

                Coming up nicely

                By Lynn

                from Pasadena, MD

                About Me Casual Hobbyist

                Pros

                • Low Maintenance
                • Reliable Growth

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Large Areas

                  Comments about American Meadows Blue Flax Seeds - 1/4 LB:

                  Scattered these seeds all over my quarter-acre and they are growing agreeably here and there tall and delicate.

                   
                  1.0

                  didn't work for me

                  By Firewings133

                  from Pittsburgh, PA

                  About Me Getting Started

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about American Meadows Blue Flax Seeds - 1/4 LB:

                        Unfortunately, not a single flower appeared. We had an unusually cold spring, so it may killed it.

                        (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        The more I use it, the more I like it

                        By gardening4fun

                        from Fishersville, VA

                        About Me Casual Hobbyist

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

                        • Low Maintenance
                        • Reliable Growth

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Border Control
                          • Erosion Control

                          Comments about American Meadows Blue Flax Seeds - 1/4 LB:

                          I live in a neighborhood where streets are lined with grassed drainage ditches instead of sidewalks. I grew weary of mowing the sloping ditch. So, with the permission of our Department of Transportation to use the drainage easement for flowers (and with the understanding that I would not obstruct the view for residents exiting their driveways into traffic), I transformed the ditch into a flower garden. My goal was to plant a self-sustaining garden so that I would not need to do ongoing work along the roadside where I faced the hazards of residential traffic. I chose American Meadows blue flax seed for planting next to the street, because the flowers are beautiful, because the foliage is attractive, and because the plant is perennial. In my limited experience with wildflowers, I have discovered that the foliage of some becomes unattractive and brown at the base over the course of the growing season (though I have not observed this yet with blue flax). To help improve the appearance (for me and for my neighbors, some of whom are now beginning their own front yard projects), I did cautiously contend with the hazards of residential traffic to spend some time working by the roadside to plant plugs of liriope (grass) right along the edge of the street. I sprinkled blue flax seeds among the plugs. It is coming along nicely and I expect to have dainty blue flowers amidst the liriope next year (2014). Meanwhile, I am enjoying the blue flax blooms from prior year's seeding. It currently blooms behind the liriope during the spring of 2013. Photos show blue flax now blooming along with Siberian Iris that I have had and divided for decades, growing along with other wildflowers from American Meadows partial shade mix and American Meadows Eastern Red Columbine (that I started from seed in peat pellets before transplanting to the ditch in recent years).

                          American Meadows blue flax seed germinates well. The plants, with attractive foliage and power-blue blooms, are beautiful.

                           
                          5.0

                          Terrific Seed Pack

                          By Deb

                          from Dahlonega, Ga

                          About Me Avid Gardener

                          Pros

                          • Long Bloom Time
                          • Low Maintenance
                          • Pest Resistant
                          • Reliable Growth
                          • Vivid Colors

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Erosion Control
                            • Large Areas

                            Comments about American Meadows Blue Flax Seeds - 1/4 LB:

                            Used as spot erosion control and weed replacement outside fenced area of yard. Bloomed quickly and spread nicely.

                             
                            4.0

                            Great blue color

                            By Finally retire to do & grow what I want!

                            from Almaden Valley, San jose CA

                            About Me Master Gardener

                            Pros

                            • Low Maintenance
                            • Pest Resistant
                            • Reliable Growth
                            • Vivid Colors

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Border Control
                              • Large Areas
                              • Raised Beds

                              Comments about American Meadows Blue Flax Seeds - 1/4 LB:

                              These seeds were very easy to broadcast over a large area and have been growing rapidly and starting to bloom. I'm looking forward to seeing a blue field of delicate flower this summer. I will be purchasing more packets and plants from American Meadows for gifts to family.

                               
                              3.0

                              Blue Flax

                              By orchid lover

                              from Rice, Minnesota

                              About Me Casual Hobbyist

                              Pros

                              • Great in large clumps
                              • Low Maintenance
                              • Vivid Colors

                              Cons

                              • Blooms only morning
                              • Needs Extensive Watering

                              Best Uses

                              • Large Areas

                              Comments about American Meadows Blue Flax Seeds - 1/4 LB:

                              starting from seed is a little difficult unless you're able to water some every day but once they get going they are beautiful when they are in full bloom in the morning or on overcast days. The plants themselves are very delicate as are the flowers, so don't expect a thick stemmed flower.

                               
                              5.0

                              Beautiful periwinkle!

                              By Melissa

                              from Zionsville

                              About Me Avid Gardener

                              Pros

                              • Long Bloom Time
                              • Low Maintenance
                              • Pest Resistant
                              • Reliable Growth
                              • Vivid Colors

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Border Control
                                • Cut Flowers
                                • Erosion Control
                                • Large Areas

                                Comments about American Meadows Blue Flax Seeds - 1/4 LB:

                                If you love a pop of long lasting 'periwinkle blue' in your sunny garden,makes a pretty whispy border, this is the seed for you. Good germination, hardy in the hot midwest summer and a late spring to summer bloom-will reseed for next year. Hardy and pretty in one package-really enjoyed this flax addition to my garden!

                                 
                                1.0

                                Flax seed

                                By mojodoggie

                                from Kentucky

                                About Me Avid Gardener

                                Verified Reviewer

                                Pros

                                  Cons

                                  • Germanation rate

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about American Meadows Blue Flax Seeds - 1/4 LB:

                                    Germanation rate was less than 10%. Really disappointed. I planted the flax around the edge of my potatos, hoping that they would help deter potato beetles. Almost no plants. Ended up spraying the potatos anyway, hoped that I wouldn't have to.

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    Great Seed

                                    By Dave D

                                    from Medford, OR

                                    About Me Master Landscaper

                                    Verified Reviewer

                                    Pros

                                    • Reliable Growth
                                    • Vivid Colors

                                    Cons

                                    • None

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Streamside medow

                                    Comments about American Meadows Blue Flax Seeds - 1/4 LB:

                                    Medow

                                     
                                    4.0

                                    A sea of blue

                                    By Daryl

                                    from Perry, KS

                                    About Me Casual Hobbyist

                                    Pros

                                    • Great filler for a patch
                                    • Reliable Growth
                                    • Strong growth
                                    • Vivid Colors

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about American Meadows Blue Flax Seeds - 1/4 LB:

                                        I added Blue Flax in a fall planting to several beds that were partially shaded. The flowers are so lovely in the cool weather. I wish it was more competitive with the weeds but then maybe it will fill over time.

                                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                         
                                        5.0

                                        Truly amazing blue color!

                                        By Kellie

                                        from Pearce, AZ

                                        About Me Master Gardener

                                        Pros

                                        • Accurate Instructions
                                        • Attractive
                                        • Hardy
                                        • Healthy
                                        • Lightweight
                                        • Versatile

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Garden

                                          Comments about American Meadows Blue Flax Seeds - 1/4 LB:

                                          These are the most amazing blue I've seen in a "wildflower." Every year sections of my property are blanketed in these little blue beauties. I simply tossed the seeds onto the ground and watered them in...these flowers are easy to grow, multiply annually and just could not be more beautiful.

                                          • Primary use:
                                          • Personal
                                           
                                          4.0

                                          Blue Flax Seeds

                                          By Wildflower lover

                                          from St. Cloud MN

                                          About Me Avid Gardener

                                          Verified Reviewer

                                          Pros

                                          • Accurate Instructions
                                          • Attractive
                                          • Hardy
                                          • Healthy
                                          • Versatile

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Garden
                                            • Outdoors

                                            Comments about American Meadows Blue Flax Seeds - 1/4 LB:

                                            We used the flax seeds to reseed a wild flower garden. They take a few years to flourish, but we love them. We could not find the seeds locally.

                                            • Primary use:
                                            • Personal
                                             
                                            4.0

                                            So pretty

                                            By Millie in East TN

                                            from Lenoir City, TN

                                            About Me Avid Gardener

                                            Verified Reviewer

                                            Pros

                                            • Accurate Instructions
                                            • Lightweight

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Garden
                                              • Outdoors

                                              Comments about American Meadows Blue Flax Seeds - 1/4 LB:

                                              Wish more of these would come up....we are in the second year with these & hope for more to show.

                                              • Primary use:
                                              • Personal
                                               
                                              4.0

                                              Lovely Blue

                                              By Allison

                                              from Allentown, PA

                                              About Me Avid Gardener

                                              Verified Reviewer

                                              Pros

                                              • Attractive

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Garden

                                                Comments about American Meadows Blue Flax Seeds - 1/4 LB:

                                                Blue Flax is a truly lovely blue. Although rather short lived, it self-seeds, so you will continue to have flowers for years to come. Each flower lasts only one day, but when planted en mass, the effect beautiful, lasting many days.

                                                • Primary use:
                                                • Personal
                                                 
                                                5.0

                                                Beautifully packaged reasonable priced!

                                                By Keith the dreamer

                                                from Flagstaff, az

                                                About Me Avid Gardener

                                                Pros

                                                • Accurate Instructions

                                                Cons

                                                  Best Uses

                                                  • Garden

                                                  Comments about American Meadows Blue Flax Seeds - 1/4 LB:

                                                  I am working on a large, natural back yard, and is a pleasure to
                                                  be able to buy seeds for it at a great price.

                                                  • Primary use:
                                                  • Personal

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