A very decorative grass with many names including "Greybeard grass", "Frost Grass", and "Silver Spikegrass". Stiff, white-centred broad leaves, turn burgundy in autumn, and plumes of purple spikelets wave from July until September, giving high garden value.
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:Greybeard Grass, Frost Grass, Silver Spikegrass