Is my Miscanthus Morning Light dead?

shelli563(zone 6 MA)May 7, 2013

This grass was planted last August in a new perennial garden in a new house . I moved to a slightly colder growing zone, but most of my familiar perennials are starting to emerge but for Morning Light which was a new and unfamiliar plant to me. Is it too early to count it as dead? Btw, I have some Ribbon grass which has already emerged, if that helps.


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I'd wait a little longer before declaring it dead. If you have no shoots by the end of the month, it's probably a goner.

Zone 5 is near the bottom of its hardiness range, and an August planting may not have given it enough time to get well enough established to survive the winter.

    Bookmark   May 7, 2013 at 2:51PM
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achnatherum(z4or3 Ontario)

if you are on clay wait even a little longer. I garden on sand & some of my grasses are just barely showing any growth. In particular, any cultivars that are related to Miscanthus s. 'Gracillimus' (like Morning Light) are particularly slow to get going in the spring.
good luck

    Bookmark   May 15, 2013 at 10:28AM
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