Poa Tussock Grass - A drought hardy native grass


Tussock Grass, Poa - is a fine leafed clumping native grass. The foliage is green with a slight hint of blue and the flowers are a straw colour held above the foliage in late spring to summer. Looks great planted on mass and it adds an element of movement to the garden with the slightest breeze.


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Poa labillardieri

Poa labillardieri – Tussock Grass is the natural form of the popular Poa ‘Eskdale’ grass. The difference is in the uniformity of foliage colour. The common Tussock Grass is seed grown and it has natural variability, where as ‘Eskdale’, is developed from plant division of a hybrid cultivar, it is in effect a clone of the parent hence it has uniformity in size, habit and foliage colour. The common Tussock grass has advantages, especially for those wanting a natural form to complement their endemic native garden. It is also best suited to planting in or near natural bushland.


Height & Width

70 cm tall X 70 cm wide, flowers to 90 cm

Flowers and Fruit

Flowers in late spring to summer with flowers held above the foliage

Aspect

Full sun to partial shade

Soil Type

Wide range of free draining soils

Maintenance

Cut back annually in late autumn to remove old foliage

Planting Rates

3 to 5 plants per square metre

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