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Linum monogynum is a perennial plant that can grow up to 0.60 metres tall.
It is harvested from the wild for local use as a source of materials.
Rocky places and dunes from the coast to inland lower montane zones, North, South, Stewart and Chatham Islands.
Prefers a light well-drained moderately fertile humus-rich soil in a sunny sheltered position[
A very ornamental plant[
], it is only hardy in the milder areas of the country. Plants are thriving in a sheltered position at Rosewarne Gardens in N. Devon, whilst they are killed over the winter in an exposed Cornish garden[
A fibre is obtained from the stem[
Seed - sow spring in greenhouse. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for at least their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts.
Basal cuttings in spring. Harvest the shoots when they are about 8 - 10cm long with plenty of underground stem. Pot them up into individual pots and keep them in light shade in a cold frame or greenhouse until they are rooting well. Plant them out in the summer.