Plant name: Common tussock-grass
Plant type: native and ornamental grasses
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.