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Stylidium armeria|Grass Trigger-plant

Cardinia indigenous plant guide

Tufted perennial herb, often spreading from underground roots.
Size (W x H)
0.2-0.3m x 0.2-0.6m
Erect to spreading, pale to dark green narrow lance-shaped leaves 13-40cm x 3-14mm, margins rarely serrated.
Strong flowering stem to 110cm high, scarcely glandular hairy. Terminal spike of 10-100 flowers. 8 prominent white throat appendages with purple or yellow tips.
Flower colour
Pale pink to magenta
Flower time
August to February
Growing conditions
Moist to well drained soils, widespread in many communities. Frost tolerant. Full sun, semi shade.
Commonly used for
Beautiful tufting plant for small gardens, rockeries, cottage gardens and containers. Plant in drifts in the garden or a bush area. S. montanum from subalpine areas outside the Shire have the broadest leaves and deep magenta flowers.
Available at indigenous nursery
Attracts birds
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Thank you to Shire of Yarra Ranges for assistance in compiling this directory