How to prevent plant from falling over?


I’ve planted 2 fountain grass and they are beautiful, however one plant has gotten so large that some branches are falling over. Do I need to take it up and plant it deeper? TY

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  • Susan Davia Susan Davia on Aug 22, 2018

    plant according to this image is perfect...fountain grass,for that matter all grasses like this have that appearance....if you ever look at how fountains spray out it is not a perfect straight up and down but arcing out and over

  • Try sticking a tomato plant support in there, see if that works

  • Carrol Harris Carrol Harris on Aug 22, 2018

    You’re photo and explanation is the perfect example for me. Most that I’ve seen must have been young and in the beginning stages as they did stand straight up. I’ve had this one about four months and it is raining over in the same manner as your shared photo. Guess I’m having “beginners pains”. Thank you again.

  • Linda Davis Linda Davis on Aug 23, 2018

    As it begins to grow, put a peony ring in for it to grow through with support.

  • 1401470 1401470 on Aug 23, 2018

    Build up the dirt base so it's higher and offers stability for the plant base.

  • MEG MEG on Aug 23, 2018

    That's how the plant is supposed to grow. It grows tall and wide. Looks like you've planted it in the wrong space and not giving it enough room to spread. Need to read the tags that come with the plants to see where it should be planted, how tall it grows, if needs sun or shade etc. That doesn't appear to be enough space for that to grow/spread in.

  • Jeanne Grunert Jeanne Grunert on Sep 04, 2018

    That's actually what fountain grass does - the leaves make a sort of fountain and drape over like a weeping willow.

  • Deb K Deb K on Sep 07, 2021

    Hello, looks just like it's supposed to! Maybe just give it more room to spread