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Hollinshead Water-wise Garden Plants

Photo:
Kathy Ketchum

Taxon ID#

54

Sky blue flowers

Scientific  Name:

Linum perenne 'Lewisii'

Common Name 1

› Perennial Flax

Family:

Linaceae

Origins:

Native to Europe that has naturalized throughout North America

Plant Type:

Herbaceous Plant, Perennial
Common Name 2

Common Name 3

Oregon native:

no

Western state native:

no

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Landscape Application Information

Seasonal Care

Resource Links

MAINTENANCE

Maintenance Level:

Low

Min. USDA Hardiness Zone:

5

Sun Preference:

Full Sun

Water Preference:

M

Soil Preference:

Average, medium, well drained

Fertilizer Needs:

Recommended Mulch:

PLANT DESCRIPTION

Foliage Color:

Green

Foliage Description:

Short, narrow, linear leaves to 1" long

Fragrant:

no

Predominant flower color:

Blue

Flower Description:

Five petaled, sky blue flowers that only open for one day.

Fall color:

no

Fall Color Description:

Winter Foliage:

Deciduous

Winter Interest:

no

Winter Interest Description:

Mature height:

12-24"

Mature spread:

9-18"

Growth rate:

Fast

LANDSCAPE APPLICATION

Deer Resistant:

yes

Fire Resistant:

yes

Attracts Pollinators:

yes

Attracts Butterflies:

yes

Native Habitat:

Variety of habitats including forests, deserts, grasslands, riparian, and disturbed sites.

Attracts Birds:

no

Cut/Dried Flowers:

no

Used by Wildlife:

no

Swales:

no

Wildlife Use:

Photo:

Hedge/Screen:

no

Border:

yes

Erosion Control:

no

Windbreak:

no

Ground Cover:

no

Provides Shade:

no

Rock Garden:

yes

Cover Structures:

no

First Bloom:

May

Last Bloom:

Adds Texture/Movement:

Jun

Ornamental Accent:

yes

no

Garden Observations:

Reseeded nicely in 2021

Seasonal Care
Maintenance

SEASONAL CARE

Spring Care:

Summer Care:

Cut some stems by half mid-way through bloom period to extend flowering

Fall Care:

Winter Care:

Long Term Care:

Insect Pests:

No serious insect pests

Wildlife Pests:

Diseases:

No serious diseases

Environmental Problems:

Tends to root shallowly in heavy clay soils resulting in poor winter survival

Landscape Problems:

Care Comments:

Tolerates heat, humidity and drought

Landscape Application
Resource Links

Plant Maintenance Information

Image by Mikaela Wiedenhoff

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Karen McCarthy, Madras Garden Depot
Dan Denning, City of Bend
Nicole Bell, OSU Ecology Lab

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Craig LeHoullier
Amanda Egertson, Deschutes Land Trust
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