Use: Masses of beautiful 1" satiny, sky blue flowers are produced continuously day after day adding a wildflower charm to the perennial border. They are pretty planted with delphiniums and lupines and coarse textured plants. They look good planted alone in groupings of perennials having different heights. Flax are unsuitable for cut flowers because individual flowers last only a short time and petals start dropping off within hours. However, the flax seedpods add a light airy touch to dried flower arrangements and flax stems can be woven into dried herb baskets.
Culture: Flax may live only 3 or 4 years, but they produce an abundant crop of volunteer seedlings every year. Flax will not do well in wet soil, so be sure to let the soil dry out between waterings. Pay special attention to weeding because weeds can creep unnoticed into pllantings of flax. The plant does not divide well.