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Bristle-Leaved Red-Top Grass

Melinis nerviglumis

Also known as


Full Sun
Easy care


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Melinis nerviglumis
Shimmering heads

Bristle-Leaved Red-Top Grass Overview

This pretty, tufted grass with its bluish leaves and shining pink inflorescences is an attractive addition to any border or wild garden. It is particularly effective when planted in wide swathes. ZA Distribution: Eastern Cape, Free State, Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, North West, Northern Cape, Western Cape.