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Chionochloa conspicua

Hunangemoho

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Features

  • Blooms & FruitsJuly
  • Height1m to 2m
  • Spread0.5m to 1m
  • Growth HabitTufted
  • Flower ColourCreamy white
  • Leaf ColourMid green

Description

Chionochloa conspicua (Hunangemoho). A densely tufted perennial grass from New Zealand. Bears linear mid green leaves and loose, open panicles of fine, drooping creamy-white seedheads in mid-summer. Grows 1-2m high and 1m wide.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Grass

Other common names

Plumed tussock grass

Origin

New Zealand

Interest and use

Ornamental, mixed border

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Needs

  • LightFull sun, Part shade or Shade
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained
  • WaterSemi-moist

Propagation

Propagate by seed in spring or autumn, or by division in autumn; however forms should be propagated by division only.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Usually little trouble from pests and diseases.

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