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new to me Hakonechloa question

Posted by Dgregory 6A - So.Central IL (My Page) on
Sat, Mar 15, 14 at 14:39

Last Fall I purchased some Hakonechloa macra Golden Japanese forest grass. I left it in it's pot, trimmed the pot rim to potted dirt level and put it (pot and all) in a new garden at ground level.

The main reason I did not plant was because of the new garden settling. Also, I have other plants to put into that garden this Spring and wanted to plant everything at one time.

I left the grassy part on it, as an attempt at winter protection. I have trimmed my other ornamental grasses about a week ago and am wondering if I should trim this grass off now too. As of yet, it has not put out any new shoots.

Any thoughts?

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RE: new to me Hakonechloa question

Sure, you can cut it back now. Actually IME, hakone grass cleans up remarkably easy just by raking off last season's dead cutting required. And since this is a warm season grass, it is a bit too early to see much sign of new growth.

RE: new to me Hakonechloa question

  • Posted by Dgregory 6A - So.Central IL (My Page) on
    Sun, Mar 16, 14 at 14:07

Good to know, thanks for the info!

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