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Chionochloa rigida (Snow Tussock)

Chionochloa rigida is a large Snow Tussock grass with slender, tawny-green foliage and graceful flower panicles in summer. It grows to 1 m tall and wide in full sun on a well-drained site. Chionochloa rigida is hardy and is often planted alongside water features, mass planted on a bank, included in rock gardens, or used to line a walkway or driveway. Snow Tussock is the perfect plant for alpine themed gardens.

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The average plant height is 30 cm
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Suited to regions:All regions
Plant type:Ornamental Grasses
Height:1.00 m
Spread:1.00 m
Flowering time:Summer
Tolerances:Coastal, Extended dry periods, Hardy, Wet, Wind
Garden uses:Banks, Borders, Living areas, Paths & Steps, Ponds, Pool areas
Garden styles:Alpine, Architectural, Backyard, City & Courtyard, Coastal, Frontyard, Japanese, Mediterranean, Modern, Native, Riparian, Rock
Easy to grow?Yes
Maintenance requirementsLow
Growth rateMedium

Chionochloa rigida (Snow Tussock) Details

Chionochloa rigida, commonly known as Snow Tussock, is a large tussock grass with slender, tawny-green foliage and graceful flower panicles in summer. The flowers give the plant a wispy and graceful appearance, particularly in light winds. This NZ native typically grows to 1 m tall and the same wide, performing best when positioned in full sun on a well-drained site. It is tolerant of dry periods, frost, cold climates, wind, coastal conditions, and a range of soil types from boggy to gravels! Chionochloa rigida is a very hardy grass makes a fantastic addition wherever it is used and is commonly planted alongside water features, mass planted on a bank, planted individually in rock gardens, or used to line a walkway or driveway. Snow Tussock is the perfect plant for alpine themed gardens.

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