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Microlaena stipoides

Genus Species: Microlaena stipoides    

Common / Product Name: Weeping Grass

Habit:   TUFTS (TF)

Available Sizes

Height x Width: 0.1 – 0.3m x 0.1 – 0.3m

Pruning:   Light Medium

Frost Tolerance:   High

Clay & Heavy Soil Tolerance:   Medium / Well Drained

Coastal Tolerance:   Medium

Drought Tolerance:   Medium

Origin:   Australian Plant

Evergreen:   Rhizomatous perennial grass

Flowering:  starts: Late Spring

Flower Colour:   Pale Green to Straw

Irrigation:   No watering required once established if planted in suitable conditions

Lower Temperatures: Once established has good tolerance to cold. Temperatures as low as -8°C, however will burn off grass over prolonged periods of frost .

Upper Temperatures: Suited to more temperate climates will tolerate periods of dry. Temperatures as high as 45°C.

Fertilising: Slow release low phosphorus fertilizer.

Environment:   Plants selected suitable for Melbourne surrounds and southern states of Australia.

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