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Heliophila longifolia

Beautiful, delicate flax-like flowers to give you summer sky-blue pots and front of border fillers for many weeks at a stretch.
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500 seeds

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Direct Sow/ Plant Out
Flowers/ Harvest

Details:

Type
Half-Hardy Annual
Position
Container, Front
Soil
Fertile, Neutral
Flowers
June - August
Height
35cm (14in)
Group/Species
longifolia
Common name
False Blue Flax
Moisture
Moist but Well-drained
Size
500 seeds
Aspect
Full Sun
Spread
30cm (12in) in the border, 10-15cm (4-6in) in a container
Cultivation
Sow seed indoors in spring, move to a cooler position once seedlings emerge. Pot on and harden off before planting outside after all risk of frost has passed.

Description

Beautiful, delicate flax-like flowers to give you summer sky-blue pots and front of border fillers for many weeks at a stretch.

Very quick to flower and self-seeds to flower again in the same year.

Care Tips

Cut back after flowering to encourage a second flush of flowers.