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Poa labillardieri

Plant name: Common tussock-grass

Plant type: native and ornamental grasses

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Origin: NSW

Cultural notes: a 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.

Maintenance: clumps can be chopped back quite vigorously to encourage new growth

Tolerates: frost and cold to about -7C

Flowering season: spring through to summer

Flower colour: pale green with cream seed heads

Foliage colour: grey-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

Width: up to 1m

Height: up to 1m

Plant spacing: 50cm apart for mass plantings

Recommended uses: Ideal for landscaping or revegetation projects. They appear quite spectacular and architectural when mass planted.

Description: large ornamental grass of usually moist areas below 1500 and indigenous to Australia, which forms large tussocks to 1m high and wide.