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Thysanolaena maxima - Tiger Grass

Note: This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.  

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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Grass
Family: Poaceae (Gramineae) (Grasses)
Origin: Asia, Southeastern (Asia)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Golden
Bloomtime: Summer
Height: 6-10 feet
Width: 6-12 feet
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Seaside: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 25-30 F
Thysanolaena maxima (Tiger Grass) - Broad, bamboo-like leaves clothe thick stems on this warm-season grass. These stems grow to 10 feet tall and form a clump that is just as wide. The green flowers bloom in late summer and then mature to a brown color. Plant in full sun (on coast) or light shade (inland). Needs occasional to regular watering. This tropical grass remains evergreen in near frost free gardens but is cut to the ground when temperatures dip below 28F. We have heard that this plant is root hardy to 15 degrees but have been unable to verify this. Though this plant performs well in gardens here in Santa Barbara, including our own, we do not seem to have enough heat to produce this plant well in containers and sadly we have decided not to continue growing this plant but still recommend it for a great tropical look in the garden.  The information on this page is based on research conducted in our nursery library and from online sources as well as from observations made of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in the nursery's garden and in other gardens that we have visited. We have also incorporated comments received from others and always appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have some additional information, particularly if this information is contrary to what we have written or includes additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing  Thysanolaena maxima.
 
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