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YALBA™ Imperata cylindrica 'ICL200' PBR

Yalba™ Imperata cylindrica

  • Prolific, feathery longer lasting plumes
  • Compact form with red winter foliage
  • Excellent erosion control (strengthens the soil 5.45 times)

Description: Yalba™ Imperata gets reddish foliage in winter that contrasts with its stunning fluffy plumes that last up to 4 – 5 months, around April to August (to achieve this see care below). It’s up to 30 – 50% shorter than the common form, gets very dense and is great at outcompeting weeds. It will spread quickly, so it’s best to plant as a monoculture. Yalba™ Imperata locks up more carbon in soil than most grasses.

Size: 40cm high x 1m wide.

Planting Density: 3-6 plants per m².

Uses: Ideal as a ground cover for roadsides, slopes, median strips. Not suited to garden planting as it will spread (needs to be contained by concrete borders).

Position: Full sun to part shade. Yalba™ Imperata suits sandy to heavy clay soils. Extremely frost and drought tolerant, also tolerates humidity. Needs to be contained by a border.

Care: No or low maintenance. Water as required for 8-13 weeks until established. To achieve masses of white flower plumes trim or slash yearly late Feb-March.

Where it works: QLD, NSW, ACT, VIC, TAS, SA & WA.

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This website gives general information for the states/regions in Australia. For local information on which plants work in your area contact your local grower. Local grower knowledge is vital, this website is no substitute.

Heights shown on the website are for general gardening conditions. In well maintained gardens, some plants will get taller.

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