Tiger Grass (Thysanolaena maxima)

$28.00

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A tightly clumping grass native to SE Asia with very large leaves and pink flower heads. Bamboo like appearance. Ideal for subtropical gardens as a feature plant or hedge. Fast growing and lush green.

FULL NAME: TIGER GRASS
Thysanolaena maxima
 
HEIGHT WHEN MATURE: 2.5-3m
 
POLE DIAMETER MATURE: 2cm
 
SHAPE: "V" shape
 
LEAF FORMATION: Poles visible for bottom 1/2 then large broad leaves to top
 
SUGGESTED PLANTING DISTANCE: 1.5m between plants
 
LANDSCAPE OPTIONS: Hedge, screen
 
KNOWN FOR: hardy tall clumping grass with flowers
 
OK FOR POTS?
 
BEST CLIMATE: Full sun to part shade
 
TEMPERATURE RANGE: to -2°C
 
WATERING: Every other day for first month until established.
 
OPTIMIM FEEDING: Twice a year (Spring & Autumn) - suggested Osmocote slow release 6mth
 
BEST SOIL: Free draining soils with good organics turned over. Can mulch with a leaf litter (not tea tree). If soil is sand mix in organic matter. If clay mounding is recommended.
 
SHIPMENT OPTIONS: 200mm pots - can fit up to 6 in a special plant box.
300mm & 45L bags need to be trucked in, see our freight information page for approx pricing and delivery schedules.

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