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Austrostipa syn.(Stipa) flavescens

Genus Species: Austrostipa syn.(Stipa) flavescens

Common / Product Name: Spear Grass

Habit: GRASSES (G)

Available Sizes

Height x Width: 0.5 – 0.7m x 0.3m

Pruning: None Light

Frost Tolerance: High

Clay & Heavy Soil Tolerance: Well Drained / Coastal

Coastal Tolerance: High

Drought Tolerance: Medium

Origin: Australian Plant

Evergreen: Rhizomatous perennial

Flowering: starts: Late Spring

Flower Colour: Pale Purple scattered hairs

Irrigation: No watering required once established if planted in suitable conditions. Will require water over long 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.

Fertilising: Slow release low phosphorus fertilizer.

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

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