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We purchased several hundred of these rhizomes from you last summer and I wanted to let you know we have a gorgeous new wind break! I was quite skeptical that these "roots" would ever amount to anything but they have far exceeded our first year expectations. The incredibly wet summer and fall were a huge plus. We planted and waited and sure enough, after about 3 weeks we could see green peaking through the dirt. It was interesting that some of the rhizomes took much longer to "peek" out of dirt but I am guessing they were planted deeper or some other differential played a key. Eventually, we had almost 95% of them grow. You told me to expect the plants to mature to a foot or so the first year but we have many of them at 6 ft. tall and up to a foot wide ALREADY. They are absolutely gorgeous. My husband supplied me with a farm chemical to kill many of the weeds but not grass (2-4-D?). I just wish I could find an easy way to kill the unwanted grass that grow up by the miscanthus. Do you have any suggestions? Also, I believe my husband got a bit aggressive and our grasses are planted much too close to each other. Do you think it would be okay to transplant some of them next spring?
Again, THANK YOU!