A picture of a Broad-Leafed Tussock Grass

Broad-Leafed Tussock Grass

Chionochloa flavescens

Also known as

Snow Tussock Grass, Haumata

Photo by John Barkla (CC BY 4.0)

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy


RHS hardiness


Minimum temperature


More images of Broad-Leafed Tussock Grass

A group of Chionochloa flavescens grass
Broad-leaved snow tussock (Māori:haumata) in New Zealand

Broad-Leafed Tussock Grass Overview

Chionochloa flavescens is also well known by the name Broad-Leafed Tussock Grass. It is a perennial grass species from the Poaceae family. Native to New Zealand, this plant is difficult to identify from other species in this genus. It is a good choice for coastal plantings, coping well with dry soil. Also well suited to growing in a container, the foliage looks great cascading over a pot!

Special features of Broad-Leafed Tussock Grass

Ground cover