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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 Sheffield, Derbyshire border.Posts: 12,741

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

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

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,789

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

  • punkdocpunkdoc Sheffield, Derbyshire border.Posts: 12,741

    Foesster?

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  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,789

    It's got an r in it somewhereimage

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,789

     

    Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Karl Foerster'

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  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,789

    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

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