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Dichelachne crinata

long hair plume grass

slender tufted perennial grass with attractive evergreen foliage
 
originnsw, act, vic, sa, qld, wa
cultural notesfull sun, most soil conditions, dry conditions, fast growing, long lived, very hardy
maintenancemay be pruned annually to remove spent seed heads in late summer and to encourage new growth
toleratesdrought conditions, frost hardy, heavy grazing
flowering seasonlate spring to summer
flower colourfluffy green to purple tinged seed heads
foliage colourleaf blades are flat and linear shaped, coloured light green with flecks of purple.
heightup to 0.8m
plant spacing30cm apart for mass planting
recommended usesexcellent for mass planting, borders, rockeries and as a feature plant. Also used effectively as an ornamental grass for landscaping or revegetation

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