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Linum past its best

Discussion in 'NEW Gardeners !' started by cindy, Jul 14, 2019.

  1. ThePlantAssassin

    ThePlantAssassin Gardener

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    My Linum has gone past its best and Im wondering if I should be cutting it back and if so by how much and will it re grow and re bloom. If not then I will just leave it as its still lovely and floaty but would really like more of the lovely blue flowers. Any advice gratefully accepted
     
  2. Verdun

    Verdun Passionate gardener

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    I assume you mean linum perenne, the blue flax Cindy :)
    Mine flowered from early spring to just a couple of weeks ago......I trimmed them back and removed all flowered stems. They are now just starting to flower again. In a month’s time they will be in full flower and continue into the autumn.
    If they are grown in free draining soil and in a warm to hot spot they will survive the winter and flower again, even better, next year. :)
     
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