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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
10 Pounds
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 20 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Low maintenance (10)
  • Reliable growth (10)
  • Vivid colors (10)
  • Pest resistant (5)
  • Accurate instructions (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Large areas (8)
    • Garden (5)
    • Border control (4)
    • Erosion control (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Avid gardener (9), 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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    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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    5.0

    I will be buying this product AGAIN!

    By Joe

    from Fenton, Missouri

    About Me Avid Gardener

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Erosion Control
      • Large Areas

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

      I use this product to cover areas of a hillside that are problematic. Blue flax provides long bloom time and fantastic blue color in abundance. Also pushes out weeds. Easy to grow and self sustaining.

      (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.

                          (8 of 8 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.

                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            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

                                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                             
                                            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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