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#29968 Apr 24th, 2007 at 08:06 AM
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The "spikes" that you can buy in spring are they considered ornamental grass and do they come back the next year again?


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Rosepetal #30142 Apr 24th, 2007 at 11:11 AM
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The spikes that they sell around here, in zone 6, are NOT winter hardy outside here. That said... I HAVE overwintered them indoors with success and them put them back out the following year. But since they are pretty cheap here, I usually don't bother, as they take up space that other plants could be using!


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plants 'n pots #30176 Apr 24th, 2007 at 01:16 PM
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You're right they're pretty cheap here too.

I'm actually thinking of starting some from seed next year. They mix nicely with other plants.


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Rosepetal #33308 Apr 28th, 2007 at 11:45 AM
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I have over wintered mine in the basement for
several years now...
**I also get them from the cemetaries in the
fall time when all the families are throwing out
thier flower arrangements/pots containers...*


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I'm still hanging on to one of mine that I kept from last year. I'll see what it does.


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Rosepetal #34691 Apr 30th, 2007 at 10:50 AM
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I tried over-wintering mine in the garage last winter and they made it til about Jan--I think I did not water adequately though--I may try putting them in the basement the next time though--thanks for the insite--I enjoy using them as a central focal point in my large flower pot I put on thte front porch and would enjoy saving a bit of $$$.


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