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Purple Fountain Grass - overwinter zone 6

Postby RubyTuesday49 » Sep 02, 2012 6:29 pm

Will Purple Fountain Grass overwinter in Zone 6 ? I have overwintered Dracena spikes in my workshop (unheated). Should I cut it back ? Leave it in a pot ?
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Re: Purple Fountain Grass - overwinter zone 6

Postby kelly_m » Sep 02, 2012 7:00 pm

You might not have as much luck with the Grass.....you could try it in the house, but not sure how well it will do. it may go into dormancy, just cut it back, and keep it watered. you may see new growth.

i don't think the unheated garage would be warm enough. it is rated zone 9 and higher....
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Re: Purple Fountain Grass - overwinter zone 6

Postby RubyTuesday49 » Sep 02, 2012 10:31 pm

Thanks Kelly! I love Purple Fountain Grass so much! I may have to bring it into the basement - if I can keep my cat from trying to eat it!! LOL
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Re: Purple Fountain Grass - overwinter zone 6

Postby kelly_m » Sep 02, 2012 10:50 pm

Good luck!
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