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Dichelachne micrantha

small plume grass

Tufted, year long green perennial with dense, fluffy inflorescences.
originAll states, not found in Northern territory.
cultural notesPrefers full sun to part shade in well drained soils.
maintenanceCut back periodically.
toleratesFrost and drought tolerant. Will resprout after fire.
flowering seasonJuly to December, climate dependant.
flower colourGreen tinged with purple, the inflorescenses are narrow dense and fluffy.
foliage colourFlat dark green leaves to 20cm.
widthup to 0.3m
heightup to 1.2m
plant spacing30cm apart
recommended usesAn ornamental grass often used in native landscapes.

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