Can I cut back yellowing foxtail fern?

whiteflower80(8)January 23, 2010

Hi I live in Carrollton, Texas (zone 8) and have a lovely flower bed with foxtail ferns. They were fine until recently it reached below freezing temperature. Now they are all brown and dried out. Are they dead? If I cut them back to the ground will they come back in the spring?

Thanks in advance!

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meyermike_1micha(5)

Yes you can cut them all the way to the ground..They will come back in full force..

As for them coming back from a freezing temperature, if the roots have not been affected, and the ground not frozen,it may come back..

Only time and patience will tell.. I wish your plant the best..:-)

    Bookmark   February 17, 2010 at 11:52AM
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