When is the best time to replant and/or separate Maiden grasses?
These can be divided or transplanted in spring or fall.
My Maiden Grass did not bloom this year. I think I am infested with grubworms, so therefore the skunks are feasting on our lawn. Could the grubworms be feasting on my Maiden Grass? Do you think the Maiden Grass will bloom next year?
For issues with grass plumes, this article should help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/foliage/ornamental-grass/no-plumes-on-ornamental-grass.htm
I have 6 miscanthus plants that still look dead. Was it a hard winter for them? Shouldn't they be growing by now?
This is a warm-season grass, hardy to zones 5-9. The weather has been a bit on the weird side though, and it takes about 3 weeks or so of consistent warm temps to push the plants out of dormancy. It still may have life in it and may surprise you, so don't give up just yet.
That said, this article may help determine if your plants are dead or still sleeping: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/environmental/how-to-tell-if-a-plant-is-dead-and-how-to-recover-an-almost-dead-plant.htm
When and if, should I prune back MAIDEN GRASS?? It is 1yr old.
You can prune the grass to 3 inches above the ground in spring.
Here are some links with more information.
should the little zebra maiden grass I planted last year be greening by now?
This depends on your USDA zone. This article will help in the meantime: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/foliage/maiden-grass/care-for-zebra-grass.htm
I have 3 clumps of maiden grass . They are 2 years old and are in southern Maine 2 blocks from the ocean. They get afternoon sun. This year all 3 are dead although a different ornamental grass is fine. Should I replace them? Should I try something else? What could have caused them to die? I cut them back in late October.
Review the link below to check the growing conditions and determine if your location and soil meet their needs.
Is this grass a slow starter in the spring, or could the winter have killed it? I have 4 plants all look the same, all brown no green yet. We did have 3-4 days of -25 degrees where I live in zone 5 this winter. The card that on the plant says it can take -30 degrees. Thanks for any response.
It should be growing by now. It may not have had time to get established before winter. Did you have a dry winter? Lack of moisture while it was trying to establish could have over stressed it.
Check your growing conditions against the info in this article: