Austrostipa syn.(Stipa) semibarbata
Genus Species: Austrostipa syn.(Stipa) semibarbata
Common / Product Name: Fibrous Spear-grass
Habit: GRASSES (G)
Height x Width: 0.3m x 0.3m
Pruning: None None
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.
Fertilising: Slow release low phosphorus fertilizer.
Environment: Plants selected suitable for Melbourne surrounds and southern states of Australia.