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Chloris truncata

windmill grass, umbrella grass

An erect tussock forming perennial growing to 45cm in height. Narrow blue-green foliage and prominent branched inflorescences.
originAll mainland Australian states.
cultural notesPrefers heavy, well drained soils in full sun.
toleratesFrost and drought tolerant.
flowering seasonSpring and early Summer
flower colourBetween 6 and 9 purplish to black flowerspikes radiating horizontally from the stem.
foliage colourNarrow blue-green leaves to 15cm long and 5mm wide. Rough textured.
widthup to 0.3m
heightup to 0.45m
plant spacing20cm apart
recommended usesAttractive in sunny rockeries.

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