- Native wildflower
- Drought tolerant
- Attractive to birds
This cascading western native wildflower attracts native pollinators, beneficial insects, and birds to your garden and requires no irrigation once established. Birds especially love the seeds, which they work out of the progressively maturing seed capsules all summer long. Delicate, baby blue flowers are born on even more delicate, ferny, foliage. Charming perennial, easy to grow from seed, and self-sows moderately.
Blue flax, or prairie flax, is found south to California, north to Alaska, and east to Minnesota. It is especially useful on hillsides for erosion control, and because it is semi-evergreen it is also useful in fire suppressant habitat plantings.
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