A picture of a Spear grass

Spear grass

Aciphylla spp.

Also known as

Bayonet plant

Aciphylla subflabellata, RBGE 2010 by Lokal_Profil (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Full Sun
Light watering
Half-hardy

H7-H3

RHS hardiness

-20°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

Max

Min

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Spear grass Overview

Aciphylla is a genus containing 46 species in the carrot family, Apiaceae. These plants are endemic to New Zealand and Australia. They produce mounds of foliage in rosettes, leaves are long, stiff and pointed. Flowers appear on tall central spikes, they may be yellow, orange or cream-white.

Common problems with Spear grass

How to propagate Spear grass

Seed

By seed when fresh, in late summer.

Special features of Spear grass

Attractive flowers

Attractive leaves

Other uses of Spear grass

The architectural value of their spiky foliage. Mixed border or rock gardens.