Hi. I am not a gardener by any stretch of the imagination but for the last 10 years we have had a Norwegian Flax in our garden which was given to use by my mother inlaw.
I always thought it was just a green plant and it has never flowered, only producing thick long leaves.
We have just returned from a week on holiday to find a huge 10ft stalk has appeared from the centre of the plant with flowers starting to protrude right up the stalk.
It appears to be very heavy so I have tried to tie it and stake it to our fence to protect it.
I live in North East England and have been told that the plants rarely flower in the UK?
Any care tips etc would be greatly appreciated.