Austrostipa stipoides, commonly known as Coast Spear grass, is a native grass that is found throughout Australia. It is a popular choice for landscaping due to its attractive appearance and low maintenance requirements. Spear grass has narrow, grey-green leaves and produces tall, feathery seed heads in the summer, adding a subtle texture and movement to any landscape. It is often used as a groundcover or in mass plantings, providing a naturalistic look to gardens and public spaces. Spear grass is drought-tolerant and can thrive in a range of growing conditions, making it a versatile and low-maintenance plant.
COASTAL SPEAR GRASS
Height: About 1 m
Width: About 1 m
Aspect: Prefers full sun and is adapted to a range of soil types, including sandy, gravelly, and clay soils.
Flowers: Produces feathery seed heads that are a light golden colour and appear in late spring to early summer.
Uses: Austrostipa stipoides is highly drought-tolerant and can help prevent soil erosion on steep slopes and unstable terrain. It is used for grazing by livestock, especially sheep, and can provide a source of hay for feed. This grass is also important for native wildlife, providing food and habitat for a range of bird and insect species. Austrostipa stipoides is commonly used in ornamental landscaping due to its attractive foliage and seed heads.
75mm round, 14cm/6", 20cm/8"