Austrostipa syn.(Stipa) stipoides
Genus Species: Austrostipa syn.(Stipa) stipoides
Common / Product Name: Coast or Prickly Spear Grass
Habit: GRASSES (G)
Height x Width: 1 – 1m x 0.5 – 0.5m
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 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.