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BeKind
May 31, 2016 11:36 AM CST
My perennial grass looks like dried straw. When do ornamental grass come out of dormency? We have had 2 weeks of warm temps. Last year the forst year In tried the grass.
Name: Celia
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Zencat
May 31, 2016 11:44 AM CST
Depends on the grass and your location. What did you plant and what area are you in?
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DaisyI
May 31, 2016 11:45 AM CST
Hi BeKind,

Please update your personal information to include your location. That will help us to answer your question. Also, I don't understand your last sentence. Confused

Daisy
Name: Celia
West Valley City, Utah (Zone 7a)
Pour vivre parmi les fleurs
Irises Garden Photography I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Butterflies Birds
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Zencat
May 31, 2016 11:46 AM CST
It's the first year they tried grass.
Name: Daisy
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DaisyI
May 31, 2016 11:49 AM CST
Awww... Thank You!

BeKind
May 31, 2016 2:12 PM CST
Thank you for your replies. Unfortunately I did not keep the tags so mot sure on variety. I am in zone 6a. Oh well...will have to get new grass. Glare Thanks.

BeKind
May 31, 2016 2:26 PM CST
Found my answer:

Grass While purple fountain grass is known as a perennial, it is actually considered a tender perennial. This ornamental grass cannot survive cold winters and is hardy only in USDA Plant Hardiness Zones 9 and warmer (though in Zones 7-8 it can sometimes reappear given adequate winter protection). Therefore, it is important that this be a consideration prior to planting purple fountain grass, as the likelihood of its return each year in zones 6 or lower is slim to none. In fact, in cooler regions the plant is normally treated as an annual instead. However, it is still possible to enjoy this

Read more at Gardening Know How: Growing Purple Fountain Grass – How To Take Care Of Purple Fountain Grass http://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/foliage/purple-fo...
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Name: Celia
West Valley City, Utah (Zone 7a)
Pour vivre parmi les fleurs
Irises Garden Photography I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Butterflies Birds
Cat Lover Enjoys or suffers cold winters Hummingbirder Plant Identifier
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Zencat
May 31, 2016 2:28 PM CST
It isn't necessarily dead. Can you check the roots and see what's going on?
Name: Celia
West Valley City, Utah (Zone 7a)
Pour vivre parmi les fleurs
Irises Garden Photography I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Butterflies Birds
Cat Lover Enjoys or suffers cold winters Hummingbirder Plant Identifier
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Zencat
May 31, 2016 2:29 PM CST
Got it. I tried that one here, too and no luck on it coming back. It's really pretty.

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