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I planted Stipa tenuissima for the first time in summer last year, can anyone tell me if the now, dead looking grass greens up, or does it send out new blades from the bottom?



If it is still alive, you should see new greenery emerging from the base soon. I would prune the old "straw" back to an few cm above soil level, to make room for the new growth, and feed it judiciously with a low phosphate food, to speed its recovery.

25 Mar, 2011


Thanks for the advice it's much appreciated!

26 Mar, 2011

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