Flax Plants

Flax Plants

Anonymous added on December 6, 2017 | Answered

I have 20 mature flax plants approx 1 mtr in height, healthy and recently flowered 4 weeks. Flower stems are very heavy and half of them are leaning with the weight. When do I cut them and do I cut them at the base of the flower stem. Tracey Perth WA.

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Answered on December 7, 2017

If you are using them for cut flowers, you could cut them any time and at any length you prefer. If they are no longer looking attractive and you simply want to clean up your garden, you can also cut them anytime you wish. If you want them to stay in the ground longer to produce fiber or flaxseeds, maybe you could tie up the bundles with string so that they stand upright.

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