Ask a Question forum: Japanese Silver Grass (Miscanthus sinensis 'Variegatus')

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Name: dan jones
Southern California (Zone 9b)
Jun 4, 2016 11:36 AM CST
Hello...planted a 5 gallon plant 2 weeks ago...maintained good water, but the blades curl tightly during the day and open as it cools down.
Temps in mid 70' to low 90's.
Tips are going brown and overall it does't look as good as when I planted it. Some new growth in center of clump.
Is this normal (can't find much info online) ...or have I managed to kill off an "easy to grow" grass?
Name: Jean
Prairieville, LA (Zone 9a)
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Jun 4, 2016 8:42 PM CST
Welcome @nadsenoj Hi Dan.

Is your grass planted in full sun? If so, you may want to give it a little shade in the hottest part of the day. This link has some good info on Miscanthus sinensis. Make sure you keep it well watered until it is established.

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