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Eragrostis brownii

brown's common lovegrass

Tufted perennial grass with foliage to 30cm in height and open, branched seed heads.
originAll states
cultural notesA widespread grass which is adaptable to most soils. Grow in full sun or part shade.
maintenancecut back periodically.
toleratesDrought and frost tolerant, adaptable to most soils.
flowering seasonSeptember to April, or in response to rain.
flower colourOlive green to grey.
foliage colourBright green. Slender, flat leaves with smooth margins. Leaves are up to 80mm in length.
widthup to 0.2m
heightup to 0.6m
plant spacing50cm apart
recommended usesA decorative grass often used in rockeries. Is most attractive when well watered. Can be used as a native lawn in low traffic areas.

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