Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Shenandoah and Japanese Forest Grass Cold Damage

When I was covering up my plants for an April snow dusting, I didn't think the cold would affect my Shenandoah switch grass at all. I covered my new Japanese forest grass, but even with a cover it still got some cold damage. Cold damage on these grasses causes the leaves to shrivel into long thing swirls - it's actually kind of attractive if it weren't such a bad sign.

Hakonechloa macra 'All Gold'
Hakonechloa macra 'All Gold' cold damage and shriveled leaves
I also realized that this Japanese forest grass 'All Gold' is very much all gold, the leaves are solid neon green and very bright. My other Japanese forest grass has variegated leaves - it will be nice to compare the two when the smaller one finally makes a comeback from the rabbits.

Hakonechloa macra 'All Gold'
Hakonechloa macra 'All Gold'

april snow plants
Using buckets to cover my plants during an April cold snap

Cold damage on Shenandoah switch grass
Cold damage on Shenandoah switch grass

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