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Questions About Flax Plants

Asked by
Anonymous on
April 10, 2011

Q. Winter Damage

This year we have had a number of shrubs killed via cold winter. What do we do with a flax with leaves that have all dropped? If I cut them, will it grow? It’s been in the garden for 6 years. Also, on the bay tree in a pot, the leaves have all turned brown. Will this grow back? The bay tree has been in a pot for 5 years.

Answered by
Nikki on
April 11, 2011
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Asked by
Josepilot1 on
October 8, 2012

Q. What to Do With Flax at End of Growing Season

We have had an abundance of flax flowers in our backyard. What should we do with the plants at the end of the growing season? Should they be cut down or left during the winter?

Answered by
Nikki on
October 9, 2012
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You can simply leave it as is to cut in spring or you may cut the dead growth back to the ground now. Either way is fine as the plant naturally goes dormant and will regrow in spring. Many people choose to leave the old foliage growth as extra protection during winter, however.

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Asked by
pewisely on
August 15, 2013

Q. When Do You Cut Back Flax Plants?

I have flax plants in a border planting and they get tall and floppy sometimes. The soil isn’t particularly rich and they don’t get a lot of water.   When I have cut off the plant tops, the whole plant seems to die. If the stems are used for linen, surely the plant gets cut back for this use. What happens when the plants are harvested for linen making?

Answered by
AnnsGreeneHaus on
August 15, 2013
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Hopefully, this article will answer your questions: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/flax/flax-plant-care.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
June 27, 2015

Q. Bright orange spots (fungi?) on Blue Flax

I have blue flax from High Country Gardens and the entire lower half of both my 3+ year old plants are covered with fine orange dots. It seems to be making the plants wilt. I am thinking fungus. What could it be? How would I identify it and treat it? Thanks so much!

Answered by
Heather on
June 27, 2015
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Asked by
annemarieincotuit on
July 21, 2015

Q. Flax plants

Looking for the wide variety of flax plants.

Answered by
annemarieincotuit@gmail.com on
July 21, 2015
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Asked by
Paulelliott1954 on
July 31, 2016

Q. Flowering flax

When flowers have gone to seed, what do you do with the stem?

Answered by
Getoutandgarden on
August 1, 2016
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Asked by
Bktelher on
August 22, 2016

Q. Blue flax

Can Blue Flax perennials be split? If so, when is the best time of year to do so? If not, how can I get more plants from the one I have?

Answered by
Alisma on
August 22, 2016
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Blue Flax is difficult to divide, but some people have been successful at this. The best way to propagate this plant is by seed. Allow the flowers to go to seed; when the seedhead dries out it is ready to collect. Sow the seeds in the garden the next spring, or start seedlings indoors a few weeks before the last frost.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/propagation/propgen/dividing-plants.htm

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