Q: Where can I buy Mascarene grass (Zoysia tenuifolia)? I plan to create a Zen garden in my back yard with ferns, mosses and this beautiful grass.
A: I saw it growing near Ernest Hemingway’s Finca Vigia in Cuba. I was fascinated by the small green mounds this grass makes. I agree that it is very attractive. That said, Mascarene grass is not at all cold-tolerant. As a result, I have never seen it sold in Georgia. I can see there are several people who sell the seeds online but I don’t see any vendors of sod or plugs. I guess you’ll have to buy the seeds and grow it yourself