Monday, September 14, 2009

My Zebra Ornamental Grass Blooms Photos!

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!


ochikeron said...

What a nice garden! I envy you can have this large ornamental grass in your garden!!! I can totally relax and refresh my mind at your place. Very nice!!!

Unknown said...

Hi Jo,

I don't think here have any zebra grass..because I never see it before.But it was beautiful in your garden..

Wish I had big garden just like yours.

Love your butterfly header..

Jo A. T.B. said...

Thanks Ochi,

Do you see a lot of this grass in Japan! It's quite beautiful and peaceful too! :)

Jo A. T.B. said...

Hi Jose,

Maybe someday you can have your own flower garden, it's a lot of work. I took many shots of that beautiful butterfly! Thanks

Nazarina A said...

I am kind of like this beautiful zebra grass in your garden....nothing can dampen our spirit for growth! LOL!It really grows tall almost like my fir tree that we planted last year and now has grown to an enormous height.Pretty soon the snow will cover those pine needles. Do you do some indoor gardening during the winter and BTW, are you ready for those cold snowy winter days and nights? I cannot wait....time for skiing again yay!!!

Your poem in the post below is so poignant, yet beautiful....summer will be back.

I do not eat ribs but I bet you had a swell time! I had no idea that you were that close to Pittsburgh, I was not paying close attention to your address.Those trophies sure look impressive!
Sorry did not receive your last e-mail and I do have plenty of low fat desserts in my repertoire.Why in heaven's name are you on a diet???? You have such a beautiful figure! You are allowed a tiny dessert as long as moderation is key.

Jo A. T.B. said...

Hi Nazarina,

You are like the zebra grass resilient and beautiful no matter the extreme climate!

I don't look forward to winter, around here, the past few years the snow would melt and turn into ice at night. I don't mind so much the snow, but the ice is hazardous to walk and drive on!

I'm not much a rib eater too, but hubby likes them! Yes we're pretty near Pittsburgh! Believe me I need to be on a diet, even though I walk and try to keep in shape gravity is not my friend!
You and Ochi are in excellent shape!

terrymcdermott said...

Great post! I have never seen these rtpe of plants before!

Jo A. T.B. said...

Hi Terry,

Thanks, there are many versions of ornamental grass out there short and tall!

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