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Chionochloa flavicans (Miniature ToiToi)

Mini Toe Toe, Miniature ToeToe, Haumata

Chionochloa flavicans, commonly known as Miniature ToiToi, is a popular NZ native grass. It has flowing, green foliage, and white flower plumes in summer. It grows to 90 cm tall and wide in full sun on a well-drained site. Chionochloa flavicans is planted alongside ponds and streams, mass planted groundcover or on a bank, included in borders, used in rock gardens, or maintained in a container.

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Suited to regions:All regions
Plant type:Ornamental Grasses
Height:60 cm
Spread:70 cm
Flowering time:Summer
Tolerances:Coastal, Extended dry periods, Hardy, Wet, Wind
Garden uses:Banks, Borders, Containers, Living areas, Paths & Steps, Ponds, Pool areas
Garden styles:Alpine, Architectural, Backyard, City & Courtyard, Coastal, Frontyard, Japanese, Modern, Native, Rock
Easy to grow?Yes
Maintenance requirementsLow
Growth rateFast

Chionochloa flavicans (Miniature ToiToi) Details

Chionochloa flavicans, commonly known as Miniature ToiToi, is a popular and versatile, NZ native grass featuring flowing, green foliage. The striking feature of this plant are the compact flower plumes produced during early summer which age to become a tawny brown. These remain on the plant and attractive for several months and are often used as a cut flower. Miniature ToiToi typically grows to 90 cm tall and the same wide, performing best when planted in full sun or partial shade on a well-drained site. It will tolerate dry periods once established, as well as wind, frost, and cool climates. Chionochloa flavicans is commonly planted alongside water features such as ponds and streams, mass planted either as a groundcover or on a bank, included in borders, used in rock gardens, or maintained in a container. A mass planting of Miniature ToiToi gives an outstanding display and is one of the best ways to showcase this plant. NB: Chionochloa flavicans also has the common names Mini Toe Toe, Miniature ToeToe, and Haumata.

Chionochloa Flavicans Plant Spacing

How far apart to plant Miniature ToeToe depends on whether you want them to merge or not. That is, if you plant them closer than 70 cm apart, they will grow into each other and become fully enclosed into each other. That can be appealing when the goal is for it be a groundcover plant. If, on the other hand, you want them to become discrete plants and not merge, they will need to be planted 1.2-1.5 m apart. The Plant Company often recommends spacing Chionochloa flavicans 1m apart in modern gardens.

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