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Linum campanulatum

Linum campanulatum
yellow flax; western flax
Linum campanulatum

Common name yellow flax; western flax
Family linaceae
Life cycle perennial (Z5-8)
Flowers yellow (May-June)
Size 12-18"
Light sun
Cultural notes drought-tolerant

I've seen this described as a small shrubby plant, but thus far it has behaved as a herbaceous perennial in our garden. Our first plants are now a few years old, and have finally developed a reasonably full habit - approaching the wonderfully massed flowers I've seen on online photos. It sure has a great presence in our rock garden!

We left this plant behind in our Pennsylvania garden (and wish it well); we don't grow it in Houston.

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from '07 trade. Baggy 35F (8w) - 70F (45%G, 3-33d)
  2. Seed from '07 trade. Baggy 35F (10w) - 70F (6%G, 6-16d)
  3. Same seed as above. Baggy 35F (8w) - 70F (no G, 6d; moldy)

Clear progression of viability loss over several years.

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