Purple Fountain Grass
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Purple fountain grass trimming

Zone 7 north texas | Lynnzwomble added on June 16, 2015 | Answered

My purple fountain grass is in a container and getting bigger than I thought it would. Is there a way to trim without a severe pruning?

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Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on June 18, 2015

Fountain Grass can reach heights up to 4 feet and just as wide.

Cutting the grass back to soon could cause water to puddle down into the crown and cause root rot.
I would recommend maybe relocating the pot to a location that the size is less problematic.
Perhaps you could give the plant to someone with the space to grow it.
Here are a few links.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/foliage/fountain-grass/fountain-grass-pruning.htm

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/foliage/purple-fountain-grass/grow-purple-fountain-grass.htm

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