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coastal hinterland

soil type and drainage

light - sandy soils
medium - loamy soils
heavy - clay soils
good drainage
reasonable drainage

Poa labillardieri

common tussock grass

large ornamental grass of usually moist areas below 1500 and indigenous to Australia, which forms large tussocks to 1m high and wide.
cultural notesa robust plant which will thrive in full sun or part shade including growing well under Eucalyptus trees and either wet or dry conditions in a variety of soil types.
maintenanceclumps can be chopped back quite vigorously to encourage new growth
toleratesfrost and cold to about -7C
flowering seasonspring through to summer
flower colourpale green with cream seed heads
foliage colourgrey-blue to dark green in winter & spring with fine narrow leaf blades. The clumps turn a pale straw colour in summer which can look quite dramatic
widthup to 1m
heightup to 1m
plant spacing50cm apart for mass plantings
recommended usesIdeal for landscaping or revegetation projects. They appear quite spectacular and architectural when mass planted.

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