Miscanthus sinensis 'Blutenwunder' - Blooming Wonder Maiden Grass

june81948(z6 MA)July 11, 2007

Is this grass a perennial? I am looking to find one that will last through the winter months and continue on into the summer. I planted one in a tub last yr and was advertised as a perennial and it did not come up at all.

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It sure is. It's hardy to zone 4.

When you say "last through the winter months and continue on into summer," I get confused. This, and most other perennial warm season grasses will enter a stage of dormancy in the fall. They require cutting back, almost to the ground in late winter/early spring, after which they regrow to their former splendor (or larger).

    Bookmark   July 11, 2007 at 1:10PM
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june81948(z6 MA)

Yes...that's what I meant to say. I have a beautiful grass now that I don't know the name, but it looks just like this one and I do just what you stated... cut back in early spring. It's breathtaking to look at it.

    Bookmark   July 11, 2007 at 3:25PM
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