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Austrostipa syn.(Stipa) scabra ssp. falcata

Genus Species: Austrostipa syn.(Stipa) scabra ssp. falcata    

Common / Product Name: Slender Spear Grass

Habit:   GRASSES (G)

Available Sizes

Height x Width: 0.25m x 0.1m

Pruning:   None Light

Frost Tolerance:   High

Clay & Heavy Soil Tolerance:   Well Drained

Coastal Tolerance:   Low

Drought Tolerance:   Medium

Origin:   Australian Plant

Evergreen:   Rhizomatous perennial

Flowering:  starts: Late Spring

Flower Colour:   Pale Greenish to Straw

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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