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cut back Purple Fountain grass after dividing?

Posted by iris321 z5IA (My Page) on
Thu, Apr 13, 06 at 15:53

I successfully overwintered my Pennisetum Rubrum.
I divided it & repotted. Seems tall & straggly. Would it hurt it to cut it back some. If not,how much should I trim.? Want to make it fit into coldframe better.TIA Iris

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RE: cut back Purple Fountain grass after dividing?

You should be able to cut it back to about 3-4 inches. About the same as you would for its more hardy pennisetum relatives.

RE: cut back Purple Fountain grass after dividing?

Congratulations. I have never had any luck with this. How did you do it?


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