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Linum lewisii

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Linum lewisii
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Linum lewisii

Species Name: Linum lewisii
Common Name: Blue Flax

Delicate powder-blue flowers rise on nodding stalks. Stunning needle-like leaves contrast with blooms. Excellent for narrow beds and perennial borders.

Plant Family: Linaceae
Plant Type: Perennial
Height by Width: 1.5' H x 1.5' W
Growth Habit: Flowers at end of nodding stalks
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Full to part sun
Soil Preference: Adaptable
Water Requirements: Drought-tolerant to moderate
Cold Hardy to: 15 degrees F
Flower Season: Spring/Summer
Flower Color: Blue
Endangered?: Not listed
Distribution: Throughout CA except Great Basin.
Natural Habitat: Dry open ridges and slopes from 1,200' to 10,200'

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