Question about Miscanthus gracillimus cutting back in spring
I have done a lot of reading into when to cut back my gracillimus, which is late winter/early spring. Everything I've read says NOT to cut back to the ground, but to about 10 to 12 inches, so that's what I did today. What I'm just wondering is why you can't cut back to the ground? Is it to protect the crown? Just curious I guess. Will it effect the blooms in fall?
Oh, btw, this will be it's 3rd year in my garden. It didn't bloom last fall, and I had cut to the ground before I knew better, and was wondering if the cutting back had anything to do with it. It did bloom the first year in ground, but not last year.
Thanks all :)