Thysanolaena maxima
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Common Name:
Tiger grass
   
Ornamental Features:
This very vigorous grass resembles bamboo with its dark stem and unique leaves. Leaves grow to 3 inches wide and 18 inches long tassel-like flowers form at the stem ends during the summer.
   
Habit and Growth Rate:
A dense clump with upright arching foliage. Grows 1 to 10 feet tall.
   
Landscape Value:
Use beside pools or bogs. Excellent plant to use as a mass in front of a tall bed or in the back of a smal bed. Use also as a specimen or in a large container with other plants.
   
Hardiness:
Zone 7-9
   
Culture:
Requires moist soil and shade.
   
Pot Size & Finish Time:
Quart (8 to 10 weeks), 1 gallon (14 to 16 weeks)
   
Propagation Methods:
Tissue culture and division.
   
Pest/Disease Problems:
Spider mites, aphids and leaf spot.
   
More Information:
This very vigorous grass resembles bamboo with its dark stem and unique leaves. Leaves grow to 3 inches wide and 18 inches long tassel-like flowers form at the stem ends during the summer.