cut back Purple Fountain grass after dividing?

iris321(z5IA)April 13, 2006

I successfully overwintered my Pennisetum Rubrum.
I divided it & repotted. Seems tall & straggly. Would it hurt it to cut it back some. If not,how much should I trim.? Want to make it fit into coldframe better.TIA Iris

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achnatherum(z4or3 Ontario)

Iris,
You should be able to cut it back to about 3-4 inches. About the same as you would for its more hardy pennisetum relatives.
A.

    Bookmark   April 14, 2006 at 9:33AM
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barbzny(5b)

Congratulations. I have never had any luck with this. How did you do it?

Barb

    Bookmark   April 16, 2006 at 8:26PM
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