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should fountain grass have come back by now???

Posted by pamalejuanita z5 Michigan (My Page) on
Sun, May 1, 05 at 17:57

It's still cold here in Michigan ... 35 today ... But I am wondering if my fountain grasses croaked or if they are just waiting for warm weather & warm soil? My reed grass & zebra grasses are jammin', but no sign of life from the fountain grasses which were planted last year. Anyone know what I should expect in zone 5?


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RE: should fountain grass have come back by now???

My fountain grass is late as well..be patient...they will come out when it warms up


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RE: should fountain grass have come back by now???

Mine don't really start until well into May, and this year has been cooler, so it may take a bit longer. Patience!

Laurel


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RE: should fountain grass have come back by now???

No sign of mine yet either! I just planted them last summer so I don't really know what to expect. I'm hoping they'll re-appear soon - they're too expensive to replace every year.


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RE: should fountain grass have come back by now???

Thank you all for your suggestions to be patient. I probably would have dug them up by now, but today I saw green shoots coming from each of them!!! Thanks again!

Pam


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RE: should fountain grass have come back by now???

I was wondering the same thing about mine. They were so beautiful last year, but so far they are just a tan color. I sure hope they come back!


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I live much further south than you, in NC, and my fountain grass is just starting to sprout. It seems to be very late this year.


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I planted three fountains last year and so far maudry and my full size fountain grass are green ~ but my hamlen is still brown. :( I'm crossing my fingers on it... it was a gorgeous plant last year.


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RE: should fountain grass have come back by now???

I planted out some divisions of Fountain Grass last fall and mine started coming up about 1 month ago here in Eastern WA, but at about 3" they slowed way down and haven't done much. Also put in some Karl Foerster grass divisions at the same time and they are coming up great!

Vera


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RE: should fountain grass have come back by now???

News flash...walking around today after some unseasonable warm weather, the first signs of ALL my warm season grasses have begun to appear. Guess the fountain grasses just needed some warmth to break their dormancy.


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