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Sporobolus airoides is dense, clump-forming, deciduous perennial with linear, arching, grey-green leaves and red-flushed, pale yellow flower spikelets in summer.

Grows best in fertile, moist but well-drained, alkaline soil in full sun. Tolerates drought, heat, and a wide range of soil conditions, including saline.

Cut back in late winter. Tends to die from the centre out. Divide every 3 years to maintain vigour.


Foliage: Deciduous

Height: 1.2 metres in 2-5 years

Spread: 0.6 metres


The pictures in this listing are examples of the available plant at maturity and do not indicate anything in regards to size of plant at the point of sale.


Organically produced young plant grown in a 9cm pot for planting immediately or to grow on (pot removed when possible, to reduce plastic waste)

Sporobolus airoides

SKU: BP202400881
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