purple fountain grass - Knowledgebase Question

twin falls, Id
Question by jeffskov
May 20, 2010
last year i planted this & cut it back at the end of the season to about 6

Answer from NGA
May 20, 2010


Purple fountain grass is not reliably winter hardy in your gardening region so I think you'll need to replace the plants each year. If the winter weather is mild you can sometimes overwinter the plants by placing a 3 or 4 inch thick mulch over the tops of the plants to help protect them. This is not always successful, but it's worth a try. Since purple fountain grass likes warm weather, it may not come to life until June. You can wait until then to see if your plants made it through the winter. If so, you'll see new blades emerging. If not, you'll need to replace your plants. Let's keep our fingers crossed your plants will resprout in a few weeks!

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