Linum grandiflorum 'Charmer Salmon'

Linum grandiflorum ‘Charmer Salmon’

Flowering flax

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Linum grandiflorum 'Charmer Salmon'
  • Common name: Flowering flax
  • Family: Linaceae
  • Plant Type: Annual
Flower colour:

Peach

Pink

Foliage colour:

Green

Linum grandiflorum is a low-growing annual native to North Africa, though it has been introduced elsewhere, including the UK, but is not invasive. Throughout summer and into autumn, it produces bright scarlet flowers, with dark red-black ‘eyes’. It’s a pretty, alternative hardy annual to sow and is well-suited to containers or dotted in beds and borders. 

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Linum grandiflorum ‘Charmer Salmon’ has the same red-black centre as the uncultivated species, but instead has a pretty salmon colouring on the rest of the petal. Deadhead regularly to encourage further flowers.

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For best results, grow Linum grandiflorum ‘Charmer Salmon’ in full sun in a well-drained soil.

How to grow Linum 'Charmer Salmon'

  • Plant size

    45cm height

    20cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Front

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy / chalky / alkaline

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sow
Sow

Do not Sow in January

Do not Sow in February

Do Sow in March

Do Sow in April

Do Sow in May

Do not Sow in June

Do not Sow in July

Do Sow in August

Do Sow in September

Do not Sow in October

Do not Sow in November

Do not Sow in December

Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do not Plant in July

Do not Plant in August

Do not Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Linum 'Charmer Salmon' and wildlife

Linum 'Charmer Salmon' has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Linum 'Charmer Salmon' poisonous?

Linum 'Charmer Salmon' has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

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