One of the most popular and decorative native grasses to grow and is particularly suitable for smaller gardens and pots.
It's a slow growing, tufted, semi-evergreen grass with purplish-tinted, lush green leaves.
In summer, pendant shaped, green-purple flowers hang from wiry branches which jangle in the breeze and dance through rays of sunlight. In autumn these delicate little jewels turn a buff colour when they are perfect for cutting and drying.
Apart from the seed-heads, don't cut these grasses down but rake through in spring to dethatch.
Grow in almost any fertile, well drained soil. Can be short lived but should sow itself around. Semi-evergreen.
Photo: Blackstem Plants
Hardy perennial grass
Fertile, well drained
Sun, partial shade