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Q.I Have Tall Ornamental Grass. It Did Not Come Back Up This Spring. What Happened?

Zone 01748 | jillmerloni added on June 15, 2022 | Answered

We cut it back every fall. This past fall I split some of it because it was too big. Where i transplanted it has come up but where the original is planted it has not come up. It’s still cut back with no new growth? How can I fix this?

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Answered on June 15, 2022

Unfortunately, the original mass may have sustained too much damage to come back. Generally, cutting back in fall, instead of early spring, will decrease the lifespan of the grass. Most ornamentals prefer a spring pruning. You may need to divide out a segment to replace the original, once your divisions are large enough.

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