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Linum flowers

Linum flowersLinum, also known as Flax, succeeds best in rich, light mould. The Linum Flavum, or Golden Flax, is very suitable for pot culture; it grows nine inch in height, and bears brilliant yellow flowers. It requires the same treatment as other half-hardy perennials.

The Scarlet Flax is an annual, very free-flowering, and unsurpassed for brilliancy; easily raised from seed sown in spring. Their height: 1.5 feet.

The hardy, shrubby kinds may be increased by cuttings placed under glass. A mixture of loam and peat makes a fine soil for the greenhouse and frame varieties. They flower from March to July.