Zone 5a -Zebra grass help

Waterloo, ON(Zone 5a)

My zebra grass (Miscanthus sinensis 'Zebrinus) hasn't shown any sign of life yet. I cut it back weeks ago, still looks like a bunch of straw.
I thought it might be because the ground hasn't
warmed up enough yet but it has sent out little shoots about 5" from the original plant. What should I look for?

Rosemont, ON(Zone 4a)

Miscanthus tends to break dormancy quite late, so give it a little more time. Clumps also tend to expand out in a circle, as the center becomes congested and exhausted. I hope you have allowed it space to spread!

Waterloo, ON(Zone 5a)

Thanks, June. I was just getting impatient, it's finally starting to show some small signs of life. I'll make sure it has lots of room to spread.

Nichols, IA(Zone 5a)

I'm glad your's lived. I had a healthy one that didn't make the winter a few years ago. In my ornamental grass book, it says zone 6. I'm trying again with Little Nicky this year.

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