Austrostipa ramosissima – Stout 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.

Scientific Name:Austrostipa ramosissima
Family:Poaceae
Common Name:Stout Bamboo Grass
Other Common Names:Plume grass, spear grass
Plant Type:Grass or grass-like
Height:2 ~ 2.5 metres
Width:1 ~ 1.5 metre
Flower Colour:Cream, Green
Flowering Time:All year
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral
Soil Type:Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix, Poor soil
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Container growing, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Semi-arid
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Weeping
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Dry, Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Propagation Method:Seed, Division
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Border plant
Special Uses:Erosion control, Fast growing, Playground friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Seed eating birds

Neutrog Bush Tucker & medal

Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertilizer for this plant.