If you're looking to add great height and color to your landscape, Zebra grass will fill a bare spot perfectly. The green foilage is very popular in Japanese gardens, and becoming a quick favorite here in the U.S. Zebra grass a low maintenance perennial can grow 5 to 8 feet tall, loves the sunlight, and thrives in dry conditions! My sister gave me a small plant two years ago, and it 's now at least 7ft tall! Just plant and the grass will take off on it's own! I do water mine when the weather gets too dry!
The yellow stripped bands on the long fronds give the leaves a nice patterned color, as seen in the photo above. The long blade like leaves are also a bright green color, and the plant itself can grow to width of around 5 feet! You'll want to plant your zebra grass with enough space in between or they'll grow into each other.
The pink and bronze flower tips reach for the sky, resembling wheat tips! The blooms usually come in early fall and turn completely brown in winter. Torrential hard rains have plowed these babies down, within a day later there're back to their wonderful form!
I usually prune old fronds in the Spring, to welcome new growth for the season! Along with my rhododendrons, zebra grass is the tallest plant I have in my flower garden. One of my favorite decorative plants which come back year after year so beautifully, with so little care! You can't go wrong with zebra grass, they never disappoint the eyes!