Poa labillardieri 'Tussock Grass' Seeds

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Poa labillardieri 'Tussock Grass' - 150x Seeds 

A low maintenance Australian Native grass.
Poa labillardieri is widely used as a feature grass as well as for mass planting.
It is excellent along fence lines and is often found in found in roadside plantings and around commercial buildings.
It is also useful for planting beneath trees, including Eucalypts.
For mass plantings, space at around 50 cm.

Summary Information

  • Botanical Name – Poa labillardieri
  • Common Name – Common Tussock grass, Pot Lab, Large Tussock Grass
  • Family –
  • Position – Full sun to part shade.
  • Soil – Best suited to areas that are damp, beside streams, seepage zones and even coastal areas. Will grow well in most soils.
  • Height – To around 1 metre
  • Spread – Forms a clump to around .5 metre.
  • Growth rate – Medium to fast.
  • Flowers – Feathery plumes in summer.
  • Foliage – Mid green with a natural slight weeping habit.
  • Frost tolerant – Yes
  • Drought tolerant – Medium


Seed Starting Method

Poa labillardieri Tussock seeds few millimeters in size and resemble typical grass seeds. As a general rule Poa labillardieri Tussock seed should be sown to the depth of the seed. 

Although most Australian native/ endemic seed can be sown throughout the seasons across Australia it is advisable to sow in Spring or Summer in colder regions. The optimum temperate to ensure the best possible germination rate for sowing many Australian native/ endemic species is around 18-22°C.  

Smoke treatment recommended

Sowing Depth

Sow to the depth of the seed or press lightly into the surface of your potting mix and cover very lightly.
The seed will lodge in the pores of your seed starting mix once misted with water.

Growing Season

Spring & Autumn
Place in a warm sunny position and keep moist to avoid drying out.

Germination Time 10-30 days at around 18-22°C.
Hardiness Very hardy 
Plant Spacing  N/A
Plant Height 1m high 
Planting Position Partial or full sun
Days Until Maturity  N/A
Growing tips

Sow in pots  initially and plant out when good root development is evident. 

Seeds of many native/endemic species require specific conditions that mimic their natural habitat or specially formulated seed treatments, to break dormancy. 

Do not be to quick to discard pots that haven't yet shown signs of seed germination. Seeds will often lay dormant until conditions are optimal and will produce amazing results, long after they have been forgotten.

Pre-treatment of smoke is recommended for most native species.

Research shows that many members of this species are responsive to pre-treatment of smoke, which mimocs an Australian bushfire. Although germination will may occur without smoke treatment it has proved be beneficial in reducing the number of days to germination and increasing germination rates of this species.

Smoke treatments are simple and can be undertaken by applying to the surface after sowing.

Click this link to view our seed starting treatments specially designed for Australian Natives


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