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Imperata cylindrica

Plant name: Blady grass

Plant type: native and ornamental grasses

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Origin: All Australian states. Other parts of Oceania and Asia.

Cultural notes: Very hardy, adapts to most well drained soils in full sun or part shade.

Maintenance: Greater flowering in response to fire or slashing.

Tolerates: Tolerant of drought and frost.

Flowering season: Spring and Summer.

Flower colour: White fluffy cylindrical flower heads to 20cm in length. Does not always flower.

Foliage colour: Predominantly pale green, mottled with reddish brown. Finely serrate margins.

Width: up to 0.3m

Height: up to 1m

Plant spacing: 20cm apart

Recommended uses: Attractive ornamental seed heads. Habitat for frogs and many small marsupials.

Description: An erect perennial grass with stems to 1m in Height:. Mottled pale green leaves with finely serrate margins. Dense fluffy cylindrical flowerheads to 20cm long in spring and summer.