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grass newbie has question on cutting back?

Posted by digsdahlias z8WA (My Page) on
Mon, Mar 12, 07 at 17:51

Hi there - never have grown ornamental grasses before, but when we put in our pond last summer I thought some would look cool near it and naturalize it -- I'm in zone 8, andplanted Fountain Grass Little Bunny, Japanese Bloodgrass, Little Nicky Silver Grass and a Pampas Grass, whose name I don't know -- they did fine 'til winter time and they've all turned brown or straw color - have they died back for the winter and should they be cut back to their roots in spring -- or have they just died????? Thanks for your help! Kathy

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RE: grass newbie has question on cutting back?

  • Posted by donn_ 7a, GSB, LI, NY (My Page) on
    Mon, Mar 12, 07 at 18:03

'Little Nicky,' 'Little Bunny' and the blood grass need to be cut back to a few inches, now.

The Pampas Grass, if it really is Pampas Grass (Cortaderia selloana), should be evergreen in your zone, so it may be dead. I'd cut it back as well, and hope for the best.

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