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when to cut back Fountain Grass?

I bought a Fountain Grass (miscanthus kleine silberspinne) last year and it has given me pleasure all winter.  I see there are now new green shoots growing. Should I cut the whole thing back to about 4 inches, or just leave it to let the new growth push out last years old growth?   Thank you. Mags  

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  • punkdocpunkdoc Posts: 14,961

    You need to cut it back to the base, trying not to cut off the new shoots.

    How can you lie there and think of England
    When you don't even know who's in the team

    S.Yorkshire/Derbyshire border
  • Not many new shoots yet, so it should be easy enough to do. I will do it tomorrow. Many thanks for help. Mags

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,419

    I did Miscanthus transmorrisonensis today and that very upright grass that has a man's name, Karl somethingimage



    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • punkdocpunkdoc Posts: 14,961

    Foesster?

    How can you lie there and think of England
    When you don't even know who's in the team

    S.Yorkshire/Derbyshire border
  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,419

    It's got an r in it somewhereimage



    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,419

     

    Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Karl Foerster'

    Thank you google image



    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,419

    I've had trouble keeping it Verdun. There's not much green to see now and I hope that hasn't died like its predecessor.image



    In the sticks near Peterborough
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