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  • Austrostipa
    • mollis   CAG02517

      (Soft spear grass)
      Height1.2m
      Width40cm
      Flowering SeasonSp - Au
      WaterL
      LightSun
      CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE

      A southern Australian grass that would lend itself to creative planting. Stiffly vertical stalks are topped with tapered plumes, dark tinted and feathery in seed then fading to pale straw, luminous in low angle light, and lasting for many months above an unobtrusive, low, sparse clump of downy, sage green, linear leaves.

      Stunning in mass, as sometimes still seen in the wild, or scattered through low plantings to add barely there height. Likely to be long lived and naturalise on lean, bare soil. A native verge/median strip of grass waving in the breeze would seem plausible but perhaps unpalatable to sanitised gardeners/municipalities.

      Easily grown in any well drained soil, especially low nutrient sands, where after a short establishment period summer water will be optional. Annual removal of tired plumes is the only investment of time required.

  • Carex
    • fascicularis   CAG00163

      (Tassel sedge)
      Height80cm
      Width1m
      Flowering SeasonSp - Su
      WaterH - M
      LightSun - L. Sh.
      Carex fascicularis
      CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE

      From wetlands across Australia this moisture loving sedge lends an untamed feel to garden ponds or stream sides. Happily growing in shallow water or constantly moist soil the bright green, deeply keeled, razor sharp leaves form large clumps from which long slender stems of pendant tassels emerge in spring.
      A favourite hiding place for frogs or as a feature in large water tight urns to add a touch of wildness in formal settings.

      Resents being cut back or divided, like most sedges.
      Should self seed in moist enough, bare soil.

  • Kennedia
  • Lavatera
    • plebeia   CAG01765

      (Australian hollyhock, Flood mallow)
      Height1.2m
      Width60cm
      Flowering SeasonSp - Su
      WaterL - M
      LightSun
      CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE

      A short lived but self seeding Winter growing perennial, native to much of southern Australia. The many branched, woody stems, carrying softly haired, shallowly lobed, palmate leaves, produce an abundance 5cm, pale pink, mallow-like flowers from early Spring until mid Summer.

      Adaptable to any well drained soil and sunny position.

      Seedlings are at their best in their second year after which I tend to remove them once they have dropped seed.

  • Poa
    • poiformis East coast   CAG01968

      (Blue tussock grass)
      Height75cm
      Width50cm
      Flowering SeasonSp - Su
      WaterL
      LightFull Sun
      Poa poiformis East coast
      CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE

      Found all along the south east coast and Tasmania. A stiffish, semi-erect, tussock forming grass with fine blue-green foliage. Very naturalistic and also makes an excellent counterpoint to hard surfaces. Dense, slender, tawny panicles add a little height and further interest in spring and are preferably left all summer long for extra naturalism.

      Remove spent flowerheads and leaves as you see fit, cutting back entirely may leave unsightly stubble highly visible unless foreground plants are used to disguise it. Better to replace tired plants with self sown seedlings.

      For any poor, sunny, well drained, preferably sandy soil. Volunteer seedlings are easily removed.

    • poiformis West coast   CAG02515

      (Coast tussock grass)
      Height75cm
      Width50cm
      Flowering SeasonSp - Su
      WaterL
      LightFull Sun
      Poa poiformis West coast
      CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE

      Native to sand dunes and plains along the coastal strip from Geraldton to Esperance this very fine leaved, bright green, semi-erect, tussock forming grass lends a naturalistic air to any garden and makes an excellent counterpoint to hard surfaces. Dense, slender, tawny panicles add a little height and further interest in spring and are preferably left all summer long for extra naturalism.

      Remove spent flowerheads and leaves as you see fit, cutting back entirely may leave unsightly stubble highly visible unless foreground plants are used to disguise it. Better to replace tired plants with self sown seedlings.

      For any poor, sunny, well drained, preferably sandy soil. Volunteer seedlings are easily removed.

  • Swainsona
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