Linum flavum 'Compactum'

Golden flax

Golden flax is native to central and southern Europe and is a smashing little alpine beloved of many a foraging insect.  

It is an erect, woody perennial  with dark, semi-evergreen leaves, and terminal clusters of bright yellow, five-petalled flowers in spring. 

It will spread across an alpine bed, nooks, crannies and crevices - anywhere that has sharp drainage. 

The mass of tiny little flowers is a very cheerful sight early in the growing year and provides a valuable food source for pollinators fresh out of hibernation. Easy.

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£ 6.50

Family

Plant type

Hardiness

Height

Spread

Foliage

Flower

Soil

Position

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Linaceae    

Hardy perennial    

H6    

30cm    

20cm    

Dark green    

Bright yellow    

Alpine, well drained    

Full sun

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