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Austrostipa syn.(Stipa) stipoides

Genus Species: Austrostipa syn.(Stipa) stipoides

Common / Product Name: Coast or Prickly Spear Grass

Habit: GRASSES (G)

Available Sizes

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.

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