Genus Species: Poa ensiformis
Common / Product Name: Purple Sheath or Sword Tussock Grass
Habit: TUFTS (TF)
Height x Width: 0.5 – 0.7m x 0.50 – 1.00m
Pruning: Light Medium
Frost Tolerance: High
Clay & Heavy Soil Tolerance: Medium / Well Drained
Coastal Tolerance: Medium
Drought Tolerance: Medium
Origin: Australian Plant
Evergreen: Perennial tussock grass
Flowering: starts: Early Summer
Flower Colour: Pale Purple spikelet’s
Irrigation: Yes water during dry periods
Lower Temperatures: Temperatures as low as -10°C. Grows in alpine areas under the protection of shrubs.
Upper Temperatures: Temperatures to the Mid 30’s°C to Low 40’s°C.
Fertilising: Slow release low phosphorus fertilizer.
Environment: Plants selected suitable for Melbourne surrounds and southern states of Australia.