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  • chiltschilts Posts: 51
    Not sure about this only  bought it last year was beautiful in autumn green red tall grass now!!!!!any help please or do I bin it😭😭
  • punkdocpunkdoc Posts: 14,361
    It is deciduous, so loses it leaves in the Autumn. They should start growing again soon.
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  • madpenguinmadpenguin Posts: 2,523
    Are there any shoots at all or stuff going on beneath the soil?
    I had one pot of mine decimated with Vine Weevil one year.
    This is where mine is at today.

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  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 29,645
    I find it a beautiful but very fussy plant. 

    I grew it in my last garden and it looked great all summer but died of cold in winter - central rural Belgium so -15C the norm for a lot of winter nights.

    Tried it here and it was great in pots and rapidly spread enough to get cramped so I planted it out in a border.  Died of drought.

    If I see it on sale again I may try it again in my new Japanese maple bed which has more moisture and shade.
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  • madpenguinmadpenguin Posts: 2,523
    I have also never had luck with it in the ground but OK in pots as long as I remember to water!!
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  • chiltschilts Posts: 51
    Thank you everyone for your help, I will persevere and see what happens can only try stay safe and well ❤️
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