I have a couple of New Zealand Flax's and they were here when we moved
here about 3 years ago....I think they were planted a little before we
moved into here...I like them but the long leaves/stalks are starting to
droop and i guess its past time i trimmed it back....Any ideas onto how
much i ought to trim it....Just the dropping leaves or pretty much cut
back the whole thing. Any ideas.....Might be a dumb question...But i am
new to this. Thanks
This is what the Yates Garden Guide (first published 1895) has to say about
flaxes in relation to dividing them. "Flaxes are propogated by division.
Lift and divide the rhizome in late autumn. Each piece must bear one
terminal fan and have the leaves shortened by one half...Plants should be
divided every three to four years. Remove faded, damaged and dead leaves
so you can cut down by up to 1/2. They do best divided (though many people
don't bother) and benefit from a periodic prune.
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