This plant has no fragrance
African Flax Overview
Linum africanum is a hardy, small, evergreen, compact, drought resistant bushy shrublet with attractive grey-green leaves. It is on SANBI's red list of threatened species in South Africa. African flax makes a pretty ground cover with dainty yellow flowers in Summer.
Common problems with African Flax
Susceptible to slugs and snails.
How to harvest African Flax
Generally not harvested, but prune back after flowering to keep in shape and promote flowering the following season.
How to propagate African Flax
Sow seed in spring in well-draining soil.
Take stem tip cuttings in early summer. Root in moist soil.
Special features of African Flax
Can withstand long dry spels.