ZebraGrass (1)

With long, arching leaves horozontally striped with wide bands of cream and green this warm weather perennial grass grows 4-6′ tall in tight rounded clumps. By mid September it reaches 7-8’ when its fluffy pink to copper tinted blooms rise above the still attractive foliage. As fall progresses the blooms turn silvery white and the foliage turns a golden yellow on its way to brown. Throughout the entire growing season the clump stays attractive as it increases in circumference. Even heat, humidity, drought, or salt spray do not mar the beauty of this grass once it is established. Zebra grass is an attractive addition to coastal, cottage, and praire gardens and can be used as a speciman or hedge.

Type: Perennial grass

Height: 7-8′

Bloom Color: Pinkish white to coppery turning silvery white

Bloom Time: Late summer into winter

Light: Full sun to part shade; drought and salt tolerant once established.

Soil: Average, moderately moist, well drained

Hardiness: Zones 5-10

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By Karen