These plants shouldn't be grown in the garden during the cold period; in autumn the plants usually perish, and should be eradicated from the ground. Plant which need at least a few hours a day of solar light.During this time of year we shouldn't worry about minimum temperatures, in fact the The Flax can bear temperatures a few degrees below zero.
Before placing the annuals, letís enrich the soil with a small dose of organic fertilizer or slow release granular chemical fertilizer; during the spring we should use a specific fertilizer for flowering plants to be mixed with the irrigating water, to be used every 20-30 days.
The Flax has a panel-like development, therefore it tends to widen very much. These plants are used in rock gardens. Flax Is an evergreen; during summer iIt assumes a yellow colouring; the adult specimens are large in size and reach 30 cm high.
Letís avoid watering the The Flax excessively, always leaving the soil dry for a few days between one watering and the other, therefore letís irrigate the substratum deeply every 1-2 weeks with 2-3 glasses of water . As the cold weather arrives, in autumn, we can interrupt watering, and let the plants perish.
As the day-time temperatures rise at the beginning of the spring, it is agreeable to practice a preventive treatment, with a wide-range insecticide, which should be applied when there arenít flowerings in the garden. Before the buds become too large, it is advisable to also treat them with a wide-range fungicide, to prevent the development of fungal diseases which spread easily when there is an elevated environmental moisture.
They prefer dissolved soils, with an optimal drainage.
Notes - Flax
If desired, we can grow the The Flax in a container. The indications given in this article are related to a medium size plant.