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|Botanical Name:||Linum grandiflorum|
|Planting Time:||spring or summer|
|Height:||18" to 24"|
|Soil:||rich, well-drained soil|
|Flower:||red, pink, white, blue|
|Foliage:||green, narrow and grass-like|
|Suggested Use:||beds, borders, cut flowers|
|Growing Hints:||Sow seeds directly outdoors in fall or in early spring as soon as soil is workable. They should be spaced so plants grow approximately 8 to 10 inches apart. Flax does not transplant well so plant seeds where you want them to grow. Plants flower for only 3 to 4 weeks so interval planting is necessary for continuous flowers.|
|Interesting Facts:||Flax is native to North America and the Common flax variety is used to make linen and linseed oils. It is rarely thought of for use as an annual in flower gardens, despite its tall attractive appearance and blue or white flowers.|
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I have had some blue flax seeds for a couple of years now. Will they grow or should I just buy new ones?
I have stored flax seeds for grinding, for a year or so, and thought to try sprouting them, and they almost all sprouted in 4 - 5 days.