Ornamental Grasses
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Ornamental Grasses

Zone 46112 | sgroning added on June 7, 2019 | Answered

I planted new Little Kitten ornamental grasses last Sept with mulch base. They did well and went brown in the winter. I left them untouched through the winter as the blades were ornamental. I cut them down to about 3 in height in the spring. They are not showing any signs of sprouting yet this summer. Are they late bloomers or have they died?

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    Downtoearthdigs
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    Answered on June 8, 2019

    You are in zone 5b and the growing zone for this grass is zones 5-8.
    If you had any temperature below normal for your region; the grass may not have survived the winter.

    Though ornamental grasses can be the last to make their appearances in the spring, with no new growth by now, I think you can say it is a loss for this year.

    It may be worth checking if the greenhouse will warranty the plant; many reputable growers have a 1 year warranty on new perennials and shrubs.

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