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Cymbopogen refractus

Plant name: Barbed wire grass

Plant type: native and ornamental grasses

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Origin: NSW, VIC, Qld, NT

Cultural notes: A very hardy plant, tolerant of poor soils. Full sun or shade.

Maintenance: Can be cut back after flowering to allow the emergence of new growth.

Tolerates: Tolerant of drought and frost as well as poor soils. Will resprout after fire.

Flowering season: Spring, Summer and Autumn

Flower colour: Blue-green turning orange-brown in Autumn.

Foliage colour: Green, rough textured foliage. Has a lemony scent when crushed.

Width: up to 0.5m

Height: up to 1m

Plant spacing: 50cm apart

Recommended uses: Hardy plant in dry positions or on embankments and eroded sites. Can be used in group plantings as a feature. Revegetation.

Description: Tufted perennial grass with arching seed heads and fibrous roots. Can live up to 25 years. Native to grassland and woodland and often found on low nutrient sites. Related to the culinary Lemongrass, foliage has a lemony scent, particularly when crushed.