Tiger Grass - Thysanolaena maxima

$ 6.95
SKU: 000004
Tiger Grass is a great, fast growing screening or feature plant. It looks like a dwarf Bamboo, growing to around 2m tall and forming clumps 1m wide.

Tiger Grass - Thysanolaena maxima

Tiger Grass grows well in all parts of Australia. It can handle short periods of frost, and will recover from frost damage as long as the ground does not freeze. It grows via an underground rhizome system which makes this a tough, low maintenance garden plant, yet is non-invasive like some other Bamboo’s.

Tiger Grass grows best in a sunny position, and looks best with regular watering especially during hot weather. When this plant is in need of water, it will indicate this by rolling up the leaves; a strong indicator to give it some water.

Add regular fertilizer or fertile matter such as compost, manure, blood & bone etc. to keep it looking great and speed up growth.

Tiger Grass also grows well in a pot on your veranda or terrace, as long as it’s a fairly big pot and adequate water is given.

Using Tiger Grass in your garden

Tiger Grass (Thysanolaena maxima) is excellent planted as a screen or hedge. It forms a dense clump which effectively screens out what ever you’d like to hide, and is very well behaved. Clumps can be cut right back to promote new growth shoots, which will create a whole new, tidy plant.

Tiger Grass is also excellent for use around your pool. Roots are not invasive, it doesn’t grow too tall, and leaves are easily scooped out of the water, when they fall that is, as it’s not a messy plant. There has been some worry about the fuzzy flower/seed heads on the Tiger Grass; fallen into the water and creating blockage and mess, but these seed heads are easily cut off as they take a long time to ripen, and really would not cause much of a problem if you’re prepared to spend a little bit of maintenance time on them. It’s well worth the effort!

Tiger Grass also grows well in a pot on your veranda or terrace, as long as it’s a fairly big pot and adequate water is given.

You could also steam your food wrapped in the leaves, as they do in Asia, and I use the stems I cut off as bamboo stakes – they are excellent for tying up tomatoes for example, bendy and strong, and the perfect length!

Plants for sale:

Young plants approx 30cm tall.