blue flax (Linum lewisii)

multiple 5 petalled blue flowers with small yellow centers on thin green stems

blue flax

 

Common name: blue flax
Botanical name: Linum lewisii

Light: full sun
Height: 12 – 30 inches
Water: low, drought tolerant once established
Soil type: well-drained light sandy, to medium loam soils

Perennial wildflower with striking blue flowers blooms early summer; deadhead for second set of blooms; thrives with some water; reseeds freely

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