Tiger Grass (Thysanolaena maxima)
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
|HEIGHT WHEN MATURE:||2.5-3m|
|POLE DIAMETER MATURE:||2cm|
|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.