Native to Western North America from Alaska south to Baja California, and from the Pacific Coast east to the Mississippi River, blue wild flax has a wide distribution and wide recognition by native plant enthusiasts. Blue flax is a slender perennial wildflower that typically grows 1.5′-3′ tall and has blue-green, needle-like leaves.. It has pale blue, light blue or lavender flowers with five petals. Blooms May through June at lower elevations, and into July and August at higher elevations. It is happy growing in grasslands, prairies, on ridges, dry slopes, and in openings in woodlands and forest. Deer resistant. Birds use the seeds and capsules in fall and winter. Attractive to native bees and butterflies.
Linum lewisii seed packets contain 1/4 teaspoon of seed.
Seed Germination Instructions
30 days cold-moist stratification. Sow outside in fall or early spring.