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Austrostipa verticillata

slender spear grass

Vigorous tufted perennial grass with branching feathery inflorescences. Good for colder areas as it retains its colour in frosts.
originNSW, Vic, SA.
cultural notesA hardy plant adaptable to most soils and positions.
maintenanceCut back after flowering to encourage new growth.
toleratesTolerant of drought, frost and shade.
flowering seasonSummer and Autumn
flower colourThe flowers occur in feathery heads and are straw coloured often with a pinkish tinge. Flowerheads are held above the foliage.
foliage colourLeaves are green, long and linear.
widthup to 1m
heightup to 2m
plant spacing100cm apart
recommended usesExcellent ornamental plant.
plant image creditsCreative Commons License S.L. Prior

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