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Austrostipa syn.(Stipa) semibarbata

Genus Species: Austrostipa syn.(Stipa) semibarbata

Common / Product Name: Fibrous Spear-grass

Habit: GRASSES (G)

Available Sizes

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.

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