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Linum perenne subsp. alpinum
Alpine Perennial Flax
Zone 4 to Zone 9
Plant Shapes: Tuft

A compact form of the popular Blue Flax, this is perfect for the rock garden or for edging in a sunny, well-drained border. It forms a bushy mound or tuft of small, ferny green leaves, bearing loads of small soft-blue flowers for weeks on end. Trim plants back by half in midsummer to encourage repeat blooming in the autumn. Short-lived but usually will self seed in a gentle way. Drought tolerant once established. Particularly good for growing in a gravel garden or alpine scree. Said to be deer and rabbit resistant.

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Conditions     Appearance    
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun

Soil Type

Soil pH

Soil Moisture

Care Level

Foot Traffic

Rate of Spread
Flower Colour
  Light Blue

Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Late Spring
  Mid Summer

Foliage Color
  Deep Green

Plant Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Deer Resistant
  Drought Tolerant

Flower Head Size
  Very Small

   20-30 cm
   8-12 inches

   25-30 cm
   10-12 inches

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