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Poa fawcettiae

snow poa, horny snowgrass

An erect tufted perennial with stems to 60cm in height. Blue-green sharply pointed leaves and purplish seed heads in summer.
originNSW, Vic.
cultural notesPrefers drier soils in full sun or part shade. Naturally occurs in woodland and sub-alpine meadows between 1600 and 2000m.
toleratesTolerant of drought, frost and snow.
flowering seasonSummer.
flower colourGreenish-purple clustered seedheads.
foliage colourBlue-green rigid, pointed leaves to 1mm in width.
widthup to 0.3m
heightup to 0.6m
plant spacing10cm apart
recommended usesAn attractrive grass for high altitude areas.

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