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Xeriscape Demonstration Garden Information Sheet

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Limonium perezii-Blue Flax

 Blue Flax has a delicate, airy texture, and blooms in the spring with sky blue flowers. This short-lived perennial is at home in meadow settings, where it blends well with native grasses and other prairie flowers. Once the summer heat sets in, the blooming stops, and many seeds are produced. If water is available, it can reseed in the landscape. To prevent this, trim plants back almost to the ground after flowering. Blue flax grows to 18 inches tall and wide, with fine textured green foliage. It is native across much of the western U.S., at elevations from 3500 to 9500 feet, and is hardy to -30 F. For best results, plant Blue flax in full sun and well-drained soil. It is happiest at middle to high elevations. USDA Zone 4. 

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