Austrostipa verticillata. slender bamboo grass

Family Poaceae
Description Large clumping cool season perennial grass 1.5 to 2m high, the inflorescences a little taller than the foliage.
Flowering Time Spasmodically throughout the year.
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Florabank Profile
Vegetation Communities Wide range, often grows at the base of trees
Soil Types Wide range
Values / Uses
Revegetation / Habitat Values Large clumping grasses are often important habitat for ground dwelling mammals.
Amenity / Ornamental Values A very elegant grass with beautiful feathery inflorescences. Bold upright form. Could be used widely in parks and gardens as a substitute for large exotic grasses such as Zantedeschia. Should be extremely useful for difficult dry shade sites under trees in low water use gardens.
Other Values Could be used to increase biodiversity and habitat value in woodland communities.
Tolerances
Water Deficit high
Compaction average
Waterlogging average to high
Shade average to high
Minimum Temperature -8 degrees
Seed & Germination Details
Average no. Seeds per Gram 500
Viability Period long
Dormancy none
Treatment none
Days From First to Last Germination at 25 Degrees none
Direct Seeding