new to me Hakonechloa question

dgregory_so.cntrl.IL_zone6aMarch 15, 2014

Last Fall I purchased some Hakonechloa macra Golden Japanese forest grass. I left it in it's pot, trimmed the pot rim to potted dirt level and put it (pot and all) in a new garden at ground level.

The main reason I did not plant was because of the new garden settling. Also, I have other plants to put into that garden this Spring and wanted to plant everything at one time.

I left the grassy part on it, as an attempt at winter protection. I have trimmed my other ornamental grasses about a week ago and am wondering if I should trim this grass off now too. As of yet, it has not put out any new shoots.

Any thoughts?
Deb

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gardengal48

Sure, you can cut it back now. Actually IME, hakone grass cleans up remarkably easy just by raking off last season's dead stems.....no cutting required. And since this is a warm season grass, it is a bit too early to see much sign of new growth.

    Bookmark   March 16, 2014 at 1:34PM
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dgregory_so.cntrl.IL_zone6a

Good to know, thanks for the info!
:-)
Deb

    Bookmark   March 16, 2014 at 2:07PM
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