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Is my Rubrum okay?

Posted by pozj NH (My Page) on
Sun, Apr 30, 06 at 20:25

Hello,
I planted Rubrum last fall and it took beautifully. Spring arrived and it is just a bunch of dried out bamboo shoots. Should I cut back the dried stalks? Will it come back?

Thanks so much..just found this site and I am sure it will help me out with my not-so-green thumb!


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RE: Is my Rubrum okay?

  • Posted by donn_ 7a, GSB, LI, NY (My Page) on
    Mon, May 1, 06 at 5:59

Chances are it's dead. Purple Fountain Grass is not reliably hardy below zone 9.


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RE: Is my Rubrum okay?

Sorry but most likely it is dead. It is a summer annual in all but the warmest zones.


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