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Zebra Grass ( Miscanthus)

Discussion in 'NEW Gardeners !' started by Markyboy, Feb 23, 2019.

  1. Markyboy

    Markyboy Apprentice Gardener

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    Hi all, is now a good time to cut back my Zebra Grasses ?
    Thanks Mark
     
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    • Spruce

      Spruce Glad to be back .....

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      Hi Mark Welcome to GC , where roughly are you , personaly if in the South UK ideal time is now but further north I would leave a good haircut until March.

      Spruce
       
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        Markyboy Apprentice Gardener

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        Thanks Spruce, I’m in Surrey so will get secateurs out.
         
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          Markyboy, hello :)
          Agree with Spruce although the last of my miscanthus was cut back a few days ago
          When you cut back be careful not to cut any new growth.....if you cut into new growth it will make the foliage look tatty for the growing season. :)
           
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          • Markyboy

            Markyboy Apprentice Gardener

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            Thank you Verdun
             
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              We've done all ours. :dbgrtmb: Have good look first to see whether the new shoots are visible and then cut just above them. We always do ours early as there's so much that we have to use a hedge cutter.

              Some of the less dense grasses I snap the stems off instead of cutting.
               
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