Should it stay or should it go?

butterfly4uSeptember 7, 2013

Should I shovel prune this?

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mulchmama

It looks like bluestem, probably little bluestem. If it turns a pretty rusty red in fall, keep it. Well, I would, anyway. I like bluestem.

    Bookmark   September 9, 2013 at 10:28AM
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mulchmama

It looks like bluestem, probably little bluestem. If it turns a pretty rusty red in fall, keep it. Well, I would, anyway. I like bluestem.

    Bookmark   September 9, 2013 at 10:30AM
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mulchmama

It looks like bluestem, probably little bluestem. If it turns a pretty rusty red in fall, keep it. Well, I would, anyway. I like bluestem.

    Bookmark   September 9, 2013 at 10:31AM
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butterfly4u

Thanks MulchMama.
It is a blue color.
I'll keep it if it turns color. It really doesn't look a lot like a weed, it is some kind of ornamental grass, or wild grass.

    Bookmark   September 9, 2013 at 12:57PM
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GreatPlains1(7OK)

You can tell if its Little Bluestem by checking the base where the blades start. If they are flat, like an iris, its bluestem. Some have very blue spring/summer foliage color and the seed heads are especially nice if backlit by late afternoon sun and for winter interest. It does seed about a lot though, I deadhead mine in late winter when they start to really shatter.

    Bookmark   September 10, 2013 at 3:27PM
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