Scientific Name: Linum spp. Form: Vase
Common Name:blue flax Texture:Fine
Family Name:LinaceaeHabit: Stiffly upright
Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial, Annual Mature Size (ht. X w.):0.4 - 0.7m x < 0.1m
Origin: Central / west Asia, Europe Hardiness Zone:Zone 5: (-29 to -23 C)
Leaves: Simple, Alternate, Spiraled, Soft flexible, Glabrous, Linear, Entire
Flowers: Flowers solitary, Violet, Blue, Jul- Jun
Fruit: Capsule, Brown, Aug- Sep
Exposure: Full sun
Soil or Media: Rocky or gravelly or dry
Landscape Uses: Perennial border, Rock garden, Medicinal plant
Key ID Features:Stems wiry (only 1-2 mm thick), upright, green, to 50 cm tall, unbranched except at upper third; leaves simple, spirally arranged, linear, entire margins, up to 3 cm long; flowers about 1.5 cm wide with 5 blue petals at tips of branches in June-July.