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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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