One of the most popular and decorative native grasses to grow, particularly where space is limited.
It's a slow growing, tufted, semi-evergreen grass with purplish-tinted, green leaves.
In summer, pendant shaped, green-purple flowers hang from wiry branches which jangle about in the breeze. In autumn these delicate little jewels turn a buff colour when they are perfect for cutting and drying.
Don't cut these grasses down but rake through in spring to de-thatch.
Grow in almost any fertile, well drained soil. Semi-evergreen.
Photo: Blackstem Plants
Hardy perennial grass
Fertile, well drained
Sun, partial shade