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Dead ornamental grasses

Discussion in 'Other Plants' started by Lee Savage, Aug 6, 2018.

  1. Lee Savage

    Lee Savage Apprentice Gardener

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    Hi,

    I bought some reduced ornamental grass from a local centre that is completely brown and wilted. Can this be revived? If so, how?

    Thanks
     
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    • Verdun

      Verdun Passionate gardener

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      Lee, do you know the name of the grass?
      Was it like this when you bought it? What did you do about planting it?:)
      Any signs of green near the base?
      Maybe post a picture?
       
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      • Lee Savage

        Lee Savage Apprentice Gardener

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        Hi Verdun,

        Not sure on the name it was in the reduced section whilst I was buying some other plants for my border.

        It was like this when I bought it. Yet to plant. Bought it this morning but had to work.

        If there is no sign of green is it a lost cause?
         
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        • Verdun

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          Not necessarily Lee......just give it a water and see how it responds. Some grasses like moisture, others dry and some grasses .....sedges...are actually brown.
          Sorry not to be more definite :)
           
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          • Gail_68

            Gail_68 Plant a little love, watch a miracle grow.

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            Hello @Lee Savage is it possible you can add pic's please mate as it would help more :)
             
          • Mike Allen

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            Grass! Such a versatile plant. I agree with Verdun. Presumeably it's in a pot. The browned dead parts are just that. New growth only comes from the root ball. I suggest cutting down to just above the rim of the pot, keep it watered. Don't go feeding it, just water and leave and watch for new growth. Some grasses do die back and then sprout in season. Once it shows good signs of life, split it up and repot or plant out.
             
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