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Coast Spear-grass

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Kevin Sparrow
Austrostipa flavescens

A tufted perennial grass that grows to 1.2 metres tall with green leaf blades and dark brown to black flower heads that are covered with golden hairs.

Type: 
Grass
Height: 
1 - 2m
Maintenance: 
Low
Flowering Time: 
Summer
Spring
Light: 
Sun
Water Requirement: 
Low
Tolerates: 
Sandy Soil
Lime / Alkaline Soil
Some Coastal Exposure
Dry conditions
Acidic Soils
Biodiversity Benefits: 
Lizard Habitat
Plant Origin: 
Local Native

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