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Linum grandiflorum

Synonym(s) Linum grandiflorum var. rubrum
Common name red flax
Family linaceae
Life cycle annual
Flowers scarlet (summer)
Size 18"
Light sun
Cultural notes ordinary garden soil
From seed germinate at room temperature
detailed seed-starting info below

Striking red flowers on slender stalks. Works best when planted where the flowers can contrast against a lighter color.

Linum grandiflorum

This plant used to grow in our garden, but it slipped away...

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Pinetree '98 seed. Cellpack 75F (67%G)
  2. Garden '00 seed. Celltray 75F (56%G, 3-11d)
  3. Same seed as above. Baggy 70F (90%G, 4d)
  4. Seed from '04 garden. Baggy 70F (100%G, 4-8d)
  5. Seed from '04 garden. Baggy 70F (90%G, 4-10d)
  6. Seed from '04 garden. Baggy 70F (57%G, 4-6d)

No need for bottom heat or light.

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