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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

H5

RHS hardiness

-15°C

Minimum temperature

Flowering

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A photo of Broad-Leafed Tussock Grass
A photo of 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

Ground cover