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This beauty adds dramatic flair to the mid-season garden with deep scarlet blooms edged in black. Scarlet Flax offers up its gorgeous blooms for an extended period, blooming from summer into fall. Tolerating dry soil and partial shade, Scarlet Flax will grow almost anywhere with loose soil and is sure to become one of your favorite varieties in the garden or meadow. All of the seed we handle at American Meadows is non-GMO, neonicotinoid-free and guaranteed to grow. Annual.

Zones 1 - 10
Advantages
Extended Blooms
Extended Blooms
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Half Sun / Half Shade
Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Plant Size 12-36 inches tall
Bloom Time Summer
SKU LIRG

Plant Information

Like perennial blue flax, annual scarlet flax seed is shiny, a clue to the fact that flax seed is used to produce linseed oil. This species, with brilliant red petals often edged in black, is a close relative of the flax used to produce linen. (Note both “linen” and “linseed” derive from botanical name, Linum.) See related species, Blue Flax, Linum perenne lewisii.

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Associated SKUs
LIRG
LIRQP (1/4 Pound)
LIRLB (1 Pound)
LIRLB5 (5 Pounds)
LIRLB10 (10 Pounds)
Common Name Scarlet Flax
Botanical Name Linum grandiflorum rubrum
Seed Life Cycle Annuals
Light Requirements Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Flower Color Red
Mature Height 12-36 inches tall
Bloom Time Summer
Ships As Seed
Coverage 1/4 lb covers 640 sq ft.
1 lb covers 2,560 sq ft.
5 lbs covers 12,800 sq ft.
10 lbs covers 25,600 sq ft.
Seeds Per Pound 136,077
Soil Moisture Dry, Average, Well Draining
Soil Type Clay Soil, Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Drought/Dry Soil
Native To Africa
Native To North Africa and Southern Europe
Ideal Region Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, Southwest, West, Pacific Northwest
Zones 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Advantages Extended Blooms
Is It Storable? Yes - You can store your seed in any cool (not freezing) dry place that is not subject to extreme temperature variations.
Non-GMO Yes
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada Yes

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3.3

(based on 6 reviews)

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1.0

Didn't Bloom

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from Chicago, IL

About Me Casual Hobbyist

Pros

    Cons

    • Did not bloom

    Best Uses

      Comments about American Meadows Scarlet Flax Seeds:

      Had high hopes for these - but does not appear that any of them germinated (they were in a mix I created), and if they did they did not bloom. Disappointing

       
      1.0

      No luck!

      By 

      from Pacific NW

      About Me Casual Hobbyist

      Verified Reviewer

      Comments about American Meadows Scarlet Flax Seeds:

      other seeds that I ordered at this time were wonderful, but the scarlet flax failed to perform, in fact they failed to sprout for me!

       
      5.0

      looking forward to blooms

      By 

      from Nahant, MA

      About Me Avid Gardener

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Low Maintenance
      • Pest Resistant

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Large Areas

        Comments about American Meadows Scarlet Flax Seeds:

        plants have come up but no blooms yet, so I'm looking forward!

         
        5.0

        Waiting

        By 

        from Northern Michigan

        About Me Avid Gardener

        Pros

        • Pest Resistant
        • Reliable Growth
        • Vivid Colors

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about American Meadows Scarlet Flax Seeds:

            I planted this for this summer and it is growing but hasn't bloomed yet....will add a comment when it flowers.

             
            3.0

            Scarlet Flax seeds

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            from Rice, Minnesota

            About Me Casual Hobbyist

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Low Maintenance
            • Vivid Colors

            Cons

            • Needs Extensive Watering
            • Short Bloom Time

            Best Uses

            • Large Areas

            Comments about American Meadows Scarlet Flax Seeds:

            This was my first try with these flowers. Were a little difficult to get started~seemed to need a lot of watering. The ones that have made it (we've had an exceptionally hot, dry summer here) have beautiful, almost shocking scarlet/red blooms. The blooms are very small and don't last for very long, but they are quite beautiful!

            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Scarlet Flax

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            from southern Arizona

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            Pros

            • Attractive
            • Hardy
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Garden
              • Outdoors

              Comments about American Meadows Scarlet Flax Seeds:

              This is a beautiful flower that looks more delicate than it is. It would be stunning in a mass planting, which is my plan for next season. Intense, delicate red blooms sway in the breeze.

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              USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

              To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

              • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
              • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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