Golden Goddess cold damage
Last fall, I planted several plants for a hedge. The part of Texas I live in doesn't experience that many freezes, and the few we get are rather mild.
Well, wouldn't you know the very year I decide to add some Golden Goddess, we have an unusually harsh winter. First an early freeze -- I was hoping for a little more time for all my fall plantings to "lock in" before that happened. Then, several freezes, including a couple that got close to 20F.
The culms on most of them are still green and feel firm, but the leaves are not -- there is obvious damage. Some are more damaged than others.
Wondering if I should go ahead and cut them back or wait and see what happens. (Pictures available upon request)
And if I cut them back, how long does it take for them to push out new growth (and at what rate)?
These are large plants (purchased in 5 gallon containers).
Grateful for any advice.