The Q&A Archives: Overgrown New Zealand Flax

Question: Have some NZ Flax that needs to be pulled out (too big for area). What is the best way to do this? What kind of root system does it have? Thanks.

Answer: You'll find the majority of the roots directly beneath the clump of New Zealand flax, usually in the top 12-18 inches of soil. Start digging at the edge of the clump and dig straight down. You'll find fibrous roots around the perimeter of the clump and some rather large rhizomes toward the center. If it will help, you can prune the tops of the plants way back prior to digging, just to make the process easier. Best wishes with your project!

« Click to go to the homepage

» Ask a question of your own

Q&A Library Searching Tips

  • When singular and plural spellings differ, as in peony and peonies, try both.
  • Search terms are not case sensitive.

Today's site banner is by clintbrown and is called "Dicentra"