Austrostipa ramosissima – Bamboo Grass

Austrostipa is a tall ornamental grass for low maintenance and waterwise plantings. Great in the ground or in containers, alone or for eye catching massed effects. It can reach to 2.5 metres tall, and has feathery, elegant seed heads. Flowering can be any time of the year. It is a perennial, that grows from underground rhizomes, so can be cut back hard to rejuvenate. Frost and drought tolerant. It used to be known as Stipa ramosissima.

Family : Poaceae
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Plant Type : Grass or grass-like
Width : 1.5
Flowering Time : All year
Soil Type : Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix, Poor soil
Climate Zone : Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Semi-arid
Growth Habit : Evergreen, Weeping
Soil Moisture : Dry, Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Special Uses : Erosion control, Fast growing
Scientific Name: Austrostipa ramosissima
Common Name : Stout Bamboo Grass
Height : 2.5
Flower Color : Cream, Green
pH Level : Acid, Neutral
Plant Environment : Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Container growing, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Light : Sunny, Light shade
Lifespan : Perennial
Frost Tolerance : Tolerates light frost
Attracts Wildlife : Seed eating birds