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Q.Purple fountain grass appears dead

Zone Germantown WI (Milwaukee) | mitchc added on June 19, 2015 | Answered

I have planted ornamental grasses the past two years and they have thrived during the summer. I cut them back in early spring. They get southern exposure adjacent to a patio. The first year I had a variegated leaf grass. This past year I planted purple fountain. I know that they are late to sprout, but it is June 19 and I see other ornamental grasses in the area growing well. Time to replace? Is there a more hardy grass that you would suggest for southeastern Wisconsin?

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Answered on June 21, 2015

Yes, it is dead. Purple fountain grass is not hardy for your area.

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