Dividing Grasses
I live in Zone 5. I have Miscanthus Purpurascens grass. I desperately need to divide it. The middle looks dead. Is that middle dead or will dividing it make that part grow again?
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Hi
That middle section of your grass is dead. This is a typical growth pattern for ornamental grasses. As soon as you see new growth this spring, dig up the entire clump and use a sharp spade to divide the clump into smaller bits. You can discard the center portion into the compost bin.

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