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Poa helmsii

Broad- leaved snow grass

coarse perennial tussock grass of wet areas along mountain stream or soakage areas
originnsw, victoria
cultural notesfast growing and very hardy and long lived. Will grow in full sun or part shade in most soil conditions
maintenancemay be pruned to remove spent seed heads (usually late winter) and to encourage new growth
toleratesdrought and frost hardy
flowering seasonsummer
flower colour3 to 8 spikelets in a 35cm long inflorescence
foliage colourlight green broad linear leaves with a sheath and are strongly compressed and keeled upwards.
heightup to 1.5m
water depthedges and marshland
plant spacing30cm apart for mass planting
recommended usesornamental grass ideal for landscaping, revegetation projects, best effect when mass planted

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