New Maiden Grass Looking Sick :(
I'm not sure what's going on with this new Variegated Maiden Grass I planted about 1 week ago. It looked fantastic the first day. It was robust with healthy blades that flowed in the wind. I planted it on Sunday morning and watered it deeply. I returned to look at it on Wednesday afternoon and I was shocked! It was reduced to probably 1/3 its original size, and the blades are curling up and looking dry. I automatically assumed it needed water. So I gave it a deep watering on Wednesday afternoon and another deep watering yesterday afternoon (Thursday). I looked at it this morning and I'm not seeing any improvement. Anybody have any thoughts on what's going on? Transplant shock? I'm surprised because all grasses I've planted in the past are super reliable and super durable. I've never had to baby them - just plop them in the ground and they do their thing. I heard so many nice things about Maiden Grasses so I figured I would add it to church's landscape. But if it needs to be 'babied' like this, I think I might just dig it up and return it to Home Depot and plant maybe a different OG. Let me know what you folks think I should do. THanks so much!