Genus Species: Dichelachne crinita
Common / Product Name: Plume Grass
Habit: GRASSES (G)
Height x Width: 0.6 – 0.6m x 0.30 – 0.30m
Pruning: Remove spent seed heads annually
Frost Tolerance: High
Clay & Heavy Soil Tolerance: Adaptable
Coastal Tolerance: Medium
Drought Tolerance: Medium
Origin: Australian Plant
Flowering: no flowering
Irrigation: No watering required once established if planted in suitable conditions. Will require water over long dry periods.
Lower Temperatures: Occasional temperatures as low as -8°C once established.
Upper Temperatures: Temperatures in the Mid 30’s°C to Low 40’s°C. Can tolerate higher temperatures over the summer months.
Fertilising: Slow release low phosphorus fertilizer.
Environment: Plants selected suitable for Melbourne surrounds and southern states of Australia.