6 to 8 ft.
4 to 6 ft.
USDA zones 4-9
hardy to 7,000 ft.
Zebra grass is a tall ornamental grass that grows best in warm conditions. It gets its name from the yellow stripes that run horizontally across the wide green leaves.
This grass grows as a fountain shape. The clump has a narrow base with leaves arching outward towards the top of the plant. When the summer weather is warm enough, it produces silvery-white flowers that look like fuzzy, finger-like clusters that extend above the leaves.
Zebra grass has performed moderately well at the Xeriscape Garden. It rarely flowers, but the leaves are interesting.
In early spring, cut the old growth to ground level.