Thysanolaena maxima - Tiger grass
A single species of Thysanolaena
is native to Asia. Tiger grass grows in a dense
clump. In warmer climates, stalks grow as high as ten feet tall. It resembles a
short, wide-leafed bamboo. Reportedly, its flower spikes have been used to make
See this plant at the southwest corner of building 15.
Herbaceous plant with stems to ten feet tall.
Light: part shade
Water: some drought tolerance when established
Soil: very adaptable
Tiger grass is not commonly grown in northeast Florida gardens. It is evergreen to the high 20’s F. In a colder winter, it may die to the ground and recover the next spring.