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Linum grandiflorum 'Blue Dress' (Flax 'Blue Dress')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.45m
Max height
0.3m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Linum grandiflorum 'Blue Dress'

Other names

Flax 'Blue Dress'

Genus

Linum Linum

Variety or Cultivar

'Blue Dress' _ 'Blue Dress' is an upright, annual with fine green foliage and shallow, cup-like flowers that bloom from summer until autumn in shades of red, salmon, pale pink and white, with a darker centre.


Linum grandiflorum 'Blue Dress' is: Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming, Upright

Flower

Pink, Pale-pink, Flushed pink, Red, White, Salmon in Summer; Pink, Flushed pink, Red, Dark-pink, Pale-pink, White, Salmon in Autumn

Foliage

Dark-green in Summer; Dark-green in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Unknown

Diseases

Unknown

General care

Propagation

Sow seed in situ from mid-spring to late spring.

Propagation methods

Seed


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Where to grow

Linum grandiflorum 'Blue Dress' (Flax 'Blue Dress') will reach a height of 0.45m and a spread of 0.3m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, City, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Gravel, Low Maintenance

Cultivation

Plant in humus-rich, well-drained soil in a sunny, sheltered position.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Tender in frost (H3)

Companion plants

We do not currently have companion plants added for this plant.

Botanical name

Linum grandiflorum 'Blue Dress'

Other names

Flax 'Blue Dress'

Genus

Linum Linum

Variety or Cultivar

'Blue Dress' _ 'Blue Dress' is an upright, annual with fine green foliage and shallow, cup-like flowers that bloom from summer until autumn in shades of red, salmon, pale pink and white, with a darker centre.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming, Upright


Colour

Flower

Pink, Pale-pink, Flushed pink, Red, White, Salmon in Summer; Pink, Flushed pink, Red, Dark-pink, Pale-pink, White, Salmon in Autumn

Foliage

Dark-green in Summer; Dark-green in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Unknown

Diseases

Unknown

General care

Propagation

Sow seed in situ from mid-spring to late spring.

Propagation methods

Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Linum grandiflorum 'Blue Dress' (Flax 'Blue Dress') will reach a height of 0.45m and a spread of 0.3m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, City, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Gravel, Low Maintenance

Cultivation

Plant in humus-rich, well-drained soil in a sunny, sheltered position.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Tender in frost (H3)

USDA zones

Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6

Defra's Risk register #1

Plant name

Linum grandiflorum 'Blue Dress' (Flax 'Blue Dress')

Common pest name

grape ground pearl

Scientific pest name

Margarodes vitis

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

2

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

5

General biosecurity comments

Main pathway; Vitis spp. plants for planting; already prohibited. However; further consideration of other pathways is required.

About this section

Our plants are under greater threat than ever before. There is increasing movement of plants and other material traded from an increasing variety of sources. This increases the chances of exotic pests arriving with imported goods and travellers, as well as by natural means. Shoot is working with Defra to help members to do their part in preventing the introduction and spread of invasive risks.

Traveling or importing plants? Please read "Don't risk it" advice here

Suspected outbreak? Click here for contact details to report to the relevant authority.

Date updated: 7th March 2019 For more information visit: https://planthealthportal.defra.gov.uk/

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