Linum grandiflorum | Scarlet Flax
Flax does not typically transplant well, so direct-sowing seeds outdoors is recommended, although we did just fine when starting them indoors. Average garden soil is fine, though the seedbed should have loose, loamy soil to encourage vigorous seedling growth. When it comes to watering flax, it’s best to err on the side of under-watering, rather than over-watering, as they are fundamentally a drought-tolerant species.
Flax is carefree, productive, and happily visited by bees. Plant in mass for a more profound effect. Will self-sow, but can deadhead to prevent self-seeding. Deer resistant.