An interesting tussock forming perennial from inland areas of Australia, worth planting in larger gardens and landscaping for a real wow factor. Growth is by creeping stolons, and older clumps form eye catching ring shapes up to 3 metres wide. This can be replicated in shorter time by arranging small plant clumps into the desired shapes. Spectacular in flower when the name ‘porcupine grass’ really comes into play, though this could also reflect the irritating nature of the seeds heads! Flowering is after rain, generally spring and summer. Naturally occurring in clay and alkaline soils in arid and semi arid areas. Propagation is by division of the clumps. A good shelter plant for small mammals, birds and lizards with its dense habit, which also makes it a great plant to combat soil erosion.
|Scientific Name:||Triodia scariosa|
|Common Name:||Spinifex Grass|
|Plant Type:||Grass or grass-like, Clumping perennial|
|Height:||0.6 ~ 1 metre|
|Width:||0.5 ~ 3 metres|
|Flower Colour:||Cream, Gold, Brown|
|Flowering Time:||Spring, Summer|
|Ph Level:||Neutral, Alkaline|
|Soil Type:||Clay, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Poor soil|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Drought resistant|
|Climate Zone:||Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Semi-arid, Arid|
|Growth Habit:||Dense foliage|
|Soil Moisture:||Dry, Well-drained|
|Propagation Method:||Seed, Division|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Feature plant, Wow factor|
|Special Uses:||Erosion control|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Seed eating birds, Mammals, Lizards|
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