Forum home Plants

Plant ID - never seen this before

HeftyHefty Posts: 370



Hi everyone - I saw this in a friends garden, she said it must have come up from a wildflower seed packet

it looked lovely, waist height thin almost grassy ferny fronds/stems with lovely 1p sized blue / lilac flowers, its shape a little bit like Gypsophilia but the flowers alternated up the stem as opposed to umbels on the top like Gypsophilia 

many thanks 

I love it and do hope someone recognises it 


  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,350

    Flax. Linum secies.

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Posts: 37,226

    I used to get that growing under my bird feeders until I started buying 'No Grow' mix so I assume those seeds are also in bird food. Its very pretty. image

    Cacoethes: An irresistible urge to do something inadvisable
  • HeftyHefty Posts: 370

    Ah how wonderful Nutcutlet!!! Thanks so much!!!

    gonna get me some :) 

  • Paul B3Paul B3 Posts: 3,128

    Linum perenne ; had this appear from a wildflower mix from Home Bargains ; there is a nice red species of similar growth habit , L.grandiflorum .

Sign In or Register to comment.