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Chionochloa rubra

Common name New Zealand red tussock grass
Family poaceae
Life cycle perennial
Flowers early summer
Size 3-4'
Light sun
Cultural notes wet-dry soils

Masses of arching leaves and attractive seedheads on a tough plant.

This plant used to grow in our garden, but it slipped away...

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from '03 trade. Baggy 70F (29d)-70F with light (10%G, 9-12d)
  2. Same seed as above. Baggy 70F with light (no G, 36d)

Exposure to light appears to be helpful. Short-viable?

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