I bought a one gallon "Adagio" maidenhair ornamental grass last April and planted it immediately in a good sunny spot with good drainage. The problem is that it has not changed its overall size at all since planting day. I thought it needed a season to get going but am wondering if it's dead and how I would know.
Its leaves were straw colored all winter, with maximum leaf length about 2 inches. Like everyone, our winter was super cold. Did that affect it? I trimmed the straw colored leaves back last week thinking it was sending energy to them instead of putting out new growth but nothing has changed. There is a single green strand of grass coming out the middle but nowhere else. How can I tell if this plant is alive or should it be replaced?
Thank you for your help!