Tiger Grass

tiger grass

Thysanolaena maxima

From North Thailand

A hardy, bamboo like tropical grass growing to 3 metres. Takes temperatures down to minus 2°


The large leaves, up to 7cm wide, are used to wrap rice for steaming.

tiger grass brooms

The flower heads are tied together and used as brooms

tiger grass hedge

Makes a dense screen that will need and appreciate thinning after 3 years or so. Cut out stems from the base

A fast grower that responds well to food and water… who doesn’t?

So what’s it cost?

Size (click for a pic)Availability    Price
35 litre bag; 2m tallavailable$175

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