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Poa poiformis - coastal tussock grass

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A fast-growing tall upright native tussock grass for frontline coastal gardens, exposed and windy sites, and low humidity locations. This southern states variety is hardy and excellent for soil stabilising and erosion control, revegetation and naturalising projects. Attracts birds and butterflies, creates a safe haven for reptiles and birds, and is low maintenance once established.

Images from Betsy Island TAS: Mary Gillham Archive Project cropped to size.

Poa poiformis - coastal tussock grass, blue tussock grass

APPEARANCE : Dense fast-growing native grass with very fine long leaves, matt grey-green, forming an upright sheaf that cascades over at the top. This grass is indigenous to SA, WA, VIC and TAS and can be found naturally on coastal cliffs in exposed windswept locations. Parent species of dwarf form Kingsdale.
USE IN: Ideal for coastal sites, erosion control, bushland gardens and revegetation projects.
PLANTING : Plant in a full sun to partly shaded position, will tolerate frost, drought, salt spray, and saline soils once established. Suited to all soil types
CARE: Low maintenance and tolerant of harsh conditions, requires little care once established. Fertilise with a native slow release fertiliser once a year.
HEIGHT & WIDTH:  60cm to 1.2m H x 50cm - 1.5m W
YOUR PLANTS: These are tubestock plants, healthy young plants with new roots that will establish quickly in your garden. The pot size is 80 mm x 42 mm wide. You can see an example in the image gallery

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