Linum lewisii (Blue Flax)
Blue Flax is a lovely short-lived perennial that reseeds readily. Its flowers sport a sky blue color, and en masse it creates a quite a spectacular visual feast.
Blue Flax belongs in meadow or prairie gardens, as well as any naturalized setting. It should be planted in full sun and prefers well-draining soils. It prefers sandy soils, and in North Texas does best west of IH-35.
AT A GLANCE
|Sun exposure||Sun, part sun|
|Bloom time||Spring through summer|
|Mature height||1-2 ft|
|Notes||Needs well-draining soil. Does best west of IH-35.|
|Present in state|
|Present in county and native|
|Native to North America, but adventive & escaped in state|
|Not present in state|
|Present and rare, native in county|
|Previously present, now extinct|
|Questionable presence (cross-hatched, regardless of color)|