Poa morrisii|Velvet Tussock-grass

Cardinia indigenous plant guide

Soft, hairy tufted perennial. Flowering stems erect to spreading, downy.
Size (W x H)
to 25cm high, stems 0.5-0.9m
Soft velvety grey to bluish leaves, to 25cm x 2mm, flat, folded or weakly inrolled. Sheath pale, densely velvety.
Open pyramidal flowerhead, to 25cm x 15cm, 3-8-flowered spikelets; lower bracts 3-veined, lower floral bract 5-veined, downy on lower part, hairs on keel and outer veins, web absent.
Flower colour
Green or purplish
Flower time
October to December
Growing conditions
Moist to dry well drained poor or rocky soils in forests and woodlands. Full sun, semi shade.
Commonly used for
A very attractive grass for broadscale landscaping or planting as a border, in rockeries or cottage gardens. Grows under established trees.
Available at indigenous nursery
Attracts birds
Attracts butterflies
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Thank you to Shire of Yarra Ranges for assistance in compiling this directory