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Under performing grasses


I have attached a picture of my Miscanthus, not sure of the variety. It has started to turn now but my question is about the flower spikes. They are tiny. Last year they were a lot bigger and more 'fluffy' so to speak. I would like to know why this may have happened and if there is anything I can do to make sure next years show is as good as last years.

In fact, all my grasses have under performed this year, zebra grass, and all three of the Miscanthus pictured above.

Thanks in advance for your thoughts.


  • Thanks Verdun.

    I have got quite sandy soil which coupled with the dry year has perhaps taken its toll. Mositure makes sense as last year was quite wet and they all thrived.

    If we get the same conditions next year will it be as simple as keeping them watered or is there anything else i could do to help them back to last years best? May be a good mulch?


  • Thanks Verdun.

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