Tall clumps of vertical spear-like stems teminating in very long, thin, curving "squirrel tails". A new and striking grass from South Africa which is at its most impresive in August and September.
Sow at any time, in a well-lit position, into a good, soil-based compost. Cover seeds thinly and keep moist at around 15 degrees C or 60 degrees F. Some New Zealand species can be very slow indeed and may need cooler temperatures before they will come up. Grass seedlings should be potted on and grown on singly, or in clumps for more rapid establishment of a large specimen.
Common name:African Feather Grass