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, part sun
|Spring through summer
|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)