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Flax rust....

Posted by vera_eastern_wa 5b-6a (My Page) on
Mon, Jun 12, 06 at 12:56

Has anyone had experience with Flax Rust? I got it. I don't think the capsules have exploded yet, but the bottom portions of the plants are brown with orange/rust colored pustils making thier way up into the rest of the foliage. Other than that the plants are blooming their little hearts out. Can I prune clean back to the soil and expect re-growth?



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RE: Flax rust....

flax rust is a wet spring thang. we had a wet spring and we got the thang.
summer should cook it off. it overwinters on the old duff. my guess is that once the burning begins and the old duff becomes charcoal, the problem will go away.

if its an individual garden plant, u need a different mulch. and clean up the place.

just a note, i just saw this spring a daddy longlegs 1/2 covered w/ rust along with everything else living under a osb board i had laying on the ground over winter. by the time i ran and got my camera, i couldnt find the poor girl.


RE: Flax rust....

Oh poor Daddy Longlegs!
Yep,, we had a good few weeks of cool, wet weather, but no these are not individual garden plants that were affected but are in my prairie area. I cannot burn here because this area (60x16) runs along the side of my house.

RE: Flax rust....

You could try spraying with garden sulphur.

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