Ornamental Grasses Brown - Knowledgebase Question

Russell, KY
Question by fschultz8
March 23, 2001
I planted new grasses last fall. I watered them and put mulch around them for the winter. They are like straw. I heard you are supposed to cut them back, so I did this week (March 21). There isn't a hint of green anywhere on these grasses. I cut them down to the ground and left about 2 inches of dead, dry stubs. I am not a gardener, but would like to become one (highly unlikely) but I try. My question: Will these grasses come back this summer, and how tall will they get in one year??? The tag on the pots said they should grow up to 6 feet.

Answer from NGA
March 23, 2001


So far it sounds like you have done everything right. The plants should start to grow shortly and they do reach amazing sizes by the end of the season. Enjoy!

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