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Blue Flax

Heliophila coronopifolia

Also known as

Wild Flax, Showy Sunflax, Blousporrie, Sporries (Afr.)

Full Sun
Easy care
Light watering
Tender

8a-11b

USDA zone

-12°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

70cm

Max

50cm

10cm

Min

10cm

1 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

More images of Blue Flax

A hand holding some blue Heliophila coronopifolia flowers
A hand holding a purple Heliophila coronopifolia flower
A hand holding a blue purple Heliophila coronopifolia flower
A close up of a hand holding a Heliophila coronopifolia plant
Some Heliophila coronopifolia in the wild with other flowers

Blue Flax Overview

Heliophila coronopifolia is a delicate annual species in the mustard family, Brassicaceae. It produces graceful blue-purple, 4 petalled flowers with attractive darker venation that dance in the wind. Flowers lead onto long seed pods containing small brown seeds. It typically grows to around 60cm in height. It has an upright habit and is frost tender, keep above freezing temperature, plant in a position of full sun and well-draining soil for optimal growth. ZA Distribution: Western Cape.

How to propagate Blue Flax

Seed

Special features of Blue Flax

Attractive flowers

Attracts bees