Popular And Impressive Zebra Ornamental Grass
Zebra grass is a graceful and impressive ornamental grass that lends a cream- or yellow-striped foliage to the landscape. Zebra ornamental grass grows best in USDA zones 4 through 9. The herbaceous perennial works well for various landscaping options. Features of zebra ornamental grass vary depending on the cultivar. The Miscanthus zebrinus bears green grass-like leaves with splashes of yellow, as well as pink flowers. The Purpurescens variety displays pink and silver blooms in addition to purple-red leaves. The Silver Feather sprouts white and silver flowers, while the Condensatus zebra grass shows larger, coarser leaves than the other cultivars. The leaves of most of these grasses grow upright and droop, resembling water fountains. Zebra ornamental grass grows pretty much anywhere around the world, given the right weather and climate conditions.
The ornamental grass must withstand seed planting in USDA zones 4 through 9, which means the average temperature must range from -30° F (-31.7° C) to 30° F (-3.8° C). Warm, sunny locations often help the Japanese silver grass develop into clusters of lush green foliage by the spring season, followed by blooms that usually appear during the summer. Zebra ornamental grass also survives in well-drained soils, but it can tolerate some dryness. On average, zebra ornamental grass grows out to approximately 10 feet (3 m) wide and up to 7 feet (approximately 2 m) tall.