plant catalogue

provincial plants + landscapes

plant type

  • plant
  • native and ornamental grasses

water      hardiness

top ten

bird attracting
coastal gardens
drought tolerant
flowers and showy seed heads
frost tolerant
suited to pots
verge planting

project type

urban and commercial

ecosystem type

coastal hinterland

soil type and drainage

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

Austrostipa ramosissima

native princess spear grass

tall branching tussock grass with long elegant seed heads
originnsw, qld
cultural notesfull sun or part shade, most soil conditions, fast growing, long lived, very hardy
maintenancemay be pruned annually to encourage new growth
tolerateswet or boggy areas, drought conditions
flowering seasonspring to summer
flower colourlarge creamy feather like heads on flower spikes up to 50cm width
foliage colourbottle green, with occasional white horizontal stripes
heightup to 1.5m
plant spacing200cm apart for specimen and 100cm apart for hedging
recommended usesAttractive background plant, Ideal for rockeries.

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