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Poa ensiformis

Genus Species: Poa ensiformis

Common / Product Name: Purple Sheath or Sword Tussock Grass

Habit: TUFTS (TF)

Available Sizes

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.

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