Cortaderia Pumila - is it dead?
I planted a nice-sized cortaderia pumila last summer in my yard. For many weeks, we enjoyed its grassy appearance, but no plumes were put forth. That didn't bother me, since I hadn't really expected plumes the first year. Now, though, I can't find any signs of growth at all. It turned white over the winter and I cut it down to about a foot tall ... today I parted the stalks and can't see any sign of green growth. Am I expecting this too early or has the plant died? I've never had grasses before so I don't know what to expect. The grass is planted in a location that gets almost full sun, particularly in the winter, and is at the top of a small slope to ensure that water wouldn't pool around it but would drain downhill.
I don't want to replace it with anything else if I'm expecting to see greenery too soon ... I'd appreciate anything anyone could tell me! Thanks! Barb