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Scarlet Flax Seeds

SKU: AM015974
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5 pounds $33.99/lb
10 pounds $27.99/lb
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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.
key features
Botanical Name
Linum grandiflorum rubrum
Seed Life Cycle
Growing Zones
Zone 1, Zone 2, Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9, Zone 10
Ideal Region
Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
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.
Bee Friendly, Easy To Grow, Low Maintenance, Long Bloom Time, Naturalizes, Mass Plantings, Container Planting


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.