basic questions about NZ Flax (phormium)
I was lucky to receive 2 large, beautiful plants last fall, from a forum member. We got them during a pretty good rainstorm and planted them right away, but due to the storm, we hurried and may have planted them a little too deep. The soil was also pretty saturated at the time, so it might have been a little like planting them in cement. Since then I have dug out a little around the plants, so they're not so deep.
We want to move them to a permanant location this spring, so I have a couple questions....
One of the two didn't fair so well and is looking pretty droopy with many yellow leaves. I assume that damaged leaves will not rejuvenate themselves. Can you cut back a phormium and have it grow back to it's former size fairly soon? How far should I cut it back? Can they be divided?