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   Genus Species: Austrostipa syn.(Stipa) rudis     Common / Product Name: Veined Spear Grass

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Habit:   GRASSES (G)

Available Size:   Tube

Height x Width:   0.4m x 0.4m

Pruning:   None Light

Frost Tolerance:   Medium

Clay & Heavy Soil Tolerance:   Well Drained

Coastal Tolerance:   Medium

Drought Tolerance:   Low

Origin:   Australian Plant

Evergreen:   Rhizomatous perennial

Flowering:  starts: Late Spring

Flower Colour:   Pale Greenish to Straw

Irrigation:   Yes requires regular water in dry periods

Lower Temperatures:   Temperatures as low as -3°C for short periods once established.

Upper Temperatures:   Temperatures in the Mid 30's°C to Low 40's°C. Can tolerate higher temperatures for short periods over the summer months.

Fertilizing:   Slow release low phosphorus fertilizer.

Environment:   Plants selected suitable for Melbourne surrounds and southern states of Australia.

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