Trimming - Knowledgebase Question

Westminster, MD
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Question by JMILLER93
March 17, 2001
Do I need to trim Purple Fountain Grass in the spring?


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Answer from NGA
March 17, 2001
Ornamental grasses should be cut back very short either in the late fall or in the very early spring. The new growth comes up through the old, so do it before the new growth begins. I should probably add that purple fountain grass, however, is not usually winter hardy in your area.

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