Linum komarovii Last-listed in the RHS Plant Finder in 2001
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Blue flax needs regular has watering needs but this hardy perennial can tolerate drought conditions.However, regular watering during the summer will do well, especially when the plant is in the growing stages.
The plant loves normal or light sandy soil to medium or loamy soil. It hates heavy clay soils and doesn’t do well at all when planted in one.The soil also needs to be well-drained as too much standing water will rot the roots. As for pH, the plant takes to acidic, neutral, and alkaline soils easily.
The plant does well in infertile soil, fertilized in the fall with a half and half blend of balanced fertilizer and high-quality compost.
When temperatures dip below 25° degrees Fahrenheit (-4° C), the leaves remain standing.
When it comes to light, the perennial Linum loves full sun. However, the plant grows in partial shade and blooms just as beautifully.