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 A very valuable and highly visible species that colonises readily. Its ability to colonise around the base of trees makes it an important structural habitat species as vegetation matures. 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
Tolerances
Water Deficit high
Compaction average
Waterlogging average to high
Shade average to high
Minimum Temperature -8 degrees
Seed & Germination Details
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Viability Period long
Dormancy may require after ripening period
Treatment storage for 3 to 6 months
Days From First to Last Germination at 25 Degrees none
Direct Seeding easy but can be difficult to spread