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.
Height: 0.5-1.0 m
Width: Up to 1 m
Aspect: Prefers full sun and is adapted to a range of soil types, including sandy and clay soils.
Flowers: The grass produces feathery, purplish-brown flowerheads in summer, which can give a distinctive look to the landscape.
Uses: Kangaroo grass is important for soil stabilisation, erosion control, and habitat restoration in native ecosystems. It is also used for pasture grazing in agricultural areas and can provide food and habitat for wildlife, including kangaroos and birds. It has cultural significance for Indigenous Australians and has been used for various traditional purposes.
75mm round, 14cm/6", 20cm/8"