Chionochloa rubra
(red tussock)


Foliage Colour: Red
Height: 150 cm
Width: 100 cm
Growth per Annum: Medium
Climate: Hardy
Sun: Full Sun, Part Shade
Soil: Dry, Moist, Wet
Category: Grass
Features: Native. Attractive to insects. Suitable restoration species.

Large, striking red tussock. Flowing form is impressive in exposed windy sites. Handles wet to dry, and low fertility soils.

Habitat: Subalpine to alpine (rarely upper montane). Often the dominant of tussock grassland, also found within shallow bogs or fringing the margins of deeper bogs and small ponds, tarns and slow flowing streams. Occasionally in canopy gaps in upper montane forest or within subalpine scrub.

Flowering: October - December
Fruiting:    November - May


  Each 20 or more 50 or more
2l Pot $8.50 $8.00 $