Will Muhly Grass Recover From Being Burned

Q: Our muhly grass was accidentally set on fire after a neighbor walked away
while burning their lawn. Will it return for its autumn show of lovely pink?

A: It depends on how quickly the clump burned, on how hot it became at the
plant crown and on how much moisture was in the soil when it happened.

Reassuringly, I have seen big clumps of pampas grass be burned in winter and
come back without fail each year. It is not something I recommend but the big
grass doesn’t seem to suffer much. Muhly grass clumps are much smaller, so
we’ll just have to wait and see.

You’ll be able to see the green sprouts from
the center of a recovering clump in mid-April.

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