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Transplanted Feather Reed Grass

Posted by PAgrower z6 PA (My Page) on
Wed, May 11, 05 at 7:29

Help. about a week ago, I moved two of my feather reed grasses. I took a huge root ball and only moved them 3' from where they were. We had a few windy says since. They are "yellowing" now. Is this normal or am I loosing them? Any advice will be appreciated. Jim


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RE: Transplanted Feather Reed Grass

  • Posted by Donn_ Z 7, seaside,NY (My Page) on
    Wed, May 11, 05 at 7:40

Did you trim them back before you moved them? If not, give them a trim now. Also make sure they have enough water in the planting hole. I live on the water, windy all the time, and it still astounds me how drying the wind can be.


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RE: Transplanted Feather Reed Grass

I cut them back about two-three weeks ago. I left them stand tall through the winter. Because I took such a large root ball, I didn't add water the planting hole before I set them in. Shall I still trim back and give a good soaking??


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RE: Transplanted Feather Reed Grass

  • Posted by Donn_ Z 7, seaside,NY (My Page) on
    Wed, May 11, 05 at 8:22

If they were already trimmed, before the x-plant, just soak them good. I'd probably give them a shot of dilute compost tea as well, but I do that to everthing I x-plant.


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Thanks for your help Donn

Thanks.


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RE: Transplanted Feather Reed Grass

Early this spring I transplanted two Karl Foerster feather reed grasses that I put put in a poor location last year. One of them is very green and growing well, while the other one is lagging and has more yellow and tan leaves. After observing the sun and shade patterns while working in the yard last week, I noticed that the clump that is growing much better also gets a lot more sun. The one that is lagging happens to fall in the shadow of a tree for much of the day until late afternoon.


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RE: Transplanted Feather Reed Grass

Be patient...they are incredibly hard to kill. they may sulk for a bit, but eventually you will see them start to perk up. I would water a ssuggested, to give them some pampering after the transplant, but once they get going cut back on the water.


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