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can you cut off the black stems with the flower on it


By Rickw

New Zealand Nz

Can i trim the flower stems on the Phormium Tenax flax

On plant Phormium



Yes - cut the stems out at the base when the flowers are over.

17 Jan, 2012


Thanks for that
what if they are still in flower,
just that some of the stem are not upstraight
they tend to be lying over and look unsightly.


17 Jan, 2012


You can cut them off as soon as they appear if you like, and certainly before they've finished flowering, it won't harm the plant. Might produce more, that's all.

17 Jan, 2012


Thank you very much for the answer to my question
regards flowering flax stems.


18 Jan, 2012

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