Linum bienne – Pale Flax

Pale flax is a delicate annual or biennial plant similar in appearance to cultivated flax but with a more wiry stem and pale lilac rather than blue flowers. Flowers are produced from May to September followed by round fruit capsules which splits to liberate the 10 seeds each holds.

Type Seeds per gram Origin Ordering
Grassland Perennial 625 Dorset Currently unavailable


Habitat Information
Pale flax is a native annual, biennial or short-lived perennial of dry grassland and scrubby grassland, usually near the sea. It favours sheltered, south facing slops on relatively infertile, drought-prone soils and habitats include field margins, paths, verges, old quarries and cliff-slopes.

Flowering occurs from May to September with pollination being carried out by bees, wasps and beetles.

Growing Information
Grows readily from seed sown at any time of the year.


Species currently unavailable or of restricted availability

Sorry, this species is currently unavailable to order as a single item as we have no stock. For more information please see availability note above.


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