This species is naturalized throughout much of North America. Blue flax has thin, wiry stems with short, needle-like, leaves that support profuse numbers of nodding sky-blue flower buds which only open for one day! Fibrous stems appear delicate, but are extremely difficult to break and were once used in Europe to make linen and rope. Tolerates heat, humidity, and drought.
Hardiness: Frost Hardy
Habit: A slender herbaceous, short-lived perennial, growing to 5' tall
Light: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Soil: Easily grown in average, well-draining soils
Origin: Europe, primarily in the Alps and locally in England