Poa labillardieri, commonly known as Common Tussock Grass, is a hardy and attractive grass species that is popular for landscaping projects. It is a perennial grass that grows in clumps and can reach up to 1 metre in height. The leaves are narrow, green to blue-grey, and have a sharp point at the end. Tussock Grass produces small, feathery flowers in summer that add a delicate touch to garden beds and borders. It is adaptable to a range of soil types and can tolerate both full sun and partial shade. Tussock Grass is a low maintenance option for landscaping projects, requiring only occasional watering and fertilization.
COMMON TUSSOCK GRASS
Height: About 1 m.
Width: 0.5-1.0 m.
Aspect: Prefers full sun to part shade.
Flowers: Inflorescence appears as open panicles that are green to pale brown in color and appear in summer.
Uses: Common Tussock-grass is commonly used in revegetation projects and as a landscaping plant due to its drought tolerance and ability to grow in a variety of soil types. It is also utilized as a forage plant for livestock, particularly for grazing in the cooler months of the year.