Poa sieberiana var. sieberiana|Grey Tussock Grass

Cardinia indigenous plant guide

Dense green to greyish-green tufted perennial with erect flowering stems.
Size (W x H)
15-30cm x 40cm, stems to 0.8cm high
Fine, often curled, rough, inrolled to round leaves, to 30cm x 0.7mm. Sheath pale.
Open pyramidal flowerhead, to 20cm x 12cm, 2-7-flowered spikelets; lower bracts 3-veined, lower floral bract 5-veined, short hairs on lower part, longer on keel and outer veins, web weak or absent.
Flower colour
Green or purplish
Flower time
October to March
Growing conditions
Most widespread poa, in moist to dry well drained soils. Frost and snow tolerant. Full sun semi shade.
Commonly used for
Useful smaller tussock grass for rockeries, borders, massed planting. Establishes well under trees. Plant in drifts.
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