Purple Fountain Grass

Purple Fountain Grass

Anonymous added on May 15, 2014 | Answered

My fountain grass was cut back in late fall by my gardener. It's mid-May and it still looks like straw - not a bit of green growth. I'm assuming it most likely didn't survive our unusually harsh Texas winter but am not sure about replacing it since we haven't had days of actual HOT weather yet. Your thoughts are appreciated!

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Answered on May 15, 2014

This winter was particularly cold for most of the US. It is possible that it simply got too cold. Another possibility is that if the area it is growing is too wet, it cannot tolerate that over the winter. Here is an article to help you determine if it is dead or just on a slow start: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/environmental/how-to-tell-if-a-plant-is-dead-and-how-to-recover-an-almost-dead-plant.htm

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