Poa spp. ‘POL11’ Intended
Compact, clean, & no fuss. Perfect for mass plantings.
- A low-maintenance plant
- Tidy, compact form providing clear line of sight
- Lovely green foliage
Compared to other common Poa tussock grasses, Rustic™ Poa really stands out from the crowd.
Its rustic foliage provides a unique colour contrast to other plants, which is even more enhanced by its seasonal changes. Its green toned foliage turns brown quicker than other Poas, yet it keeps living year after year provided it is cut back every year or every two years.
Being 40% more compact than Eskdale Blue™ Poa, the Rustic™ Poa is a great contrasting companion plant for low-cost Australian native grass gardens or landscapes. It benefits from a cut back due to the abundance of rustic compact foliage that gives this plant a distinct look.<b>Read More</b>
Being more compact is a big deal for Poa labillardierei. Although there are Poa sieberiana that are smaller than Rustic™ Poa, these generally perform better at higher altitudes.
Unless you reside in the mountains, Rustic™ Poa makes a far better choice as it has been tested to survive at low altitudes, where Poa sieberiana normally struggles except in colder climates.
Rustic™ Poa is a stunning ornamental plant when grown in pots, thanks to its very fine green leaves. If you want more green than brown, cut it back and enjoy its new growth. Otherwise, its lovable rustic appearance will come out. Its inflorescence adds to its appeal.
In high erosion areas, Eskdale Blue™ Poa is a better choice due to its incredible root system. Thus, Rustic™ Poa, like most other tussock grasses, is best used for moderate erosion control. This plant copes well in areas with frost, drought, and minor humidity like Sydney, and it loves the southern parts of Australia. It also does well in most soil types.
Fine, green arching foliage.
Size: 45cm H x 45cm W
Planting Density: 4-10 plants per m² – 2-4 per linear metre
Best Planting Time: March – October
Uses: Roadside and mass plantings. Great as a border.
Position: Full sun to part shade. Tolerates frost & drought.
Soil Type: Wide variety of soils
Care: Water as required for 8-13 weeks until established. Cut back annually to 15cm above the ground in autumn or late winter.
Where it works: NSW, ACT, VIC, TAS, SA, & WA