LINUM grandiflorum var. rubrum

Scarlet Flax



Height: 3-6' (1-2m)
Flowering Time: Summer
Flower Colour: Red

Botanical Classification:


Angiospermae (Angiosperms)
Subclass: Dicotyledonae (Dicotyledons)
Superorder: Rosidae (Rose Superorder)
Order: Geraniales (Geranium Order)
Family: Linaceae (Flax Family)
Genus: Linum (Flax)
Species: grandiflorum (large-flowered)
Variety: rubrum (red)
Linum grandiflorum v rubrum

Linum grandiflorum var 'Rubrum' is a hardy annual, and like many of these temporary garden decorations, provides a bright splash of colour in the summer months. It has tall, thin stems with narrow leaves, all in a glaucous greyish-green, with spectacular rounded flowers about an inch and a half across in bright crimson with a deeper centre leading to a solid black eye, with a matching deeper rim to each petal.


Harvesting and Growing from Seed:


(6 days)

Seed Pod The seedpod is a round ball.

Seed The seeds are flattish shiny brown ovals. There are many seeds in a pod.

Seedling The seedling has large, rounded seedleaves. The first true leaves are long and thin.

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