Ornamental Grasses

Is Big Bluestem Supposed to Be Cut Back

zeezee62 added on October 22, 2015 | Answered

Is Big Bluestem supposed to be cut back seasonally? I live in West Central Minnesota and it's in a water garden at our courthouse.

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Answered on October 23, 2015

If you feel the grass needs some rejuvenation you can cut back to about 8 inches in height.

Otherwise just leave the grass for winter interest.


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