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Linum africanum

African Flax (english)

Taxonomy:

Family LINACEAE
Genus Linum
Specie africanum
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Basionym Linum africanum

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Description:

Linum africanum is a hardy, small, evergreen, compact, drought resistant bushy shrublet with attractive grey-green leaves.

It bears masses of pretty, shiny, yellow flowers that are often flushed with red on the underside from October. to April. Plant in either full sun or semi-shade in well-drained, compost rich soil. As this is quite a delicate looking plant it is better planted in groups.

Prune back after flowering to keep in shape and promote flowering the following season.

Size up to 30cm

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Eastern Cape, Western Cape

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