From a tightly packed clump of darkest green, thick arching blades, arise long flowering stems holding terminal spikes of mahogany seed heads. This valuable, extravagant, flamboyant ornamental, impressive grass is ideal if allowed room to perform, and will even thrive in cold, wet, windy conditions!
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:Red Tussock Grass