Chionochloa rubra

Also known as:

  • Chionchloa rubra
  • Red Tussock Grass

Plant Type

perennial, grass / grass like

Zones

8a-8a, 10b-10b

Size

H:3'-5'
W:2"-3'

Growing Conditions

Soil Needs:

average, well-drained

Water Needs:

regular

Sun Exposure:

sun

Special Situation:

verticillium wilt resistant

Features

Flower Color:

pink, tan

Foliage Color:

red, bronze, green

Flower Season:

summer, fall

Texture:

grassy

Foliage Season:

evergreen

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Annie's Annuals & Perennials

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Richmond, California

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Rare and unusual annual & perennial plants, including cottage garden heirlooms & hard to find California native wildflowers.

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Portland, Oregon

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Annie's Annuals & Perennials

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Richmond, California

888-266-4370

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Rare and unusual annual & perennial plants, including cottage garden heirlooms & hard to find California native wildflowers.

Xera Plants

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1114 SE Clay St. Portland, Oregon

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503-612-9950

Cistus Nursery

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Portland, Oregon

503-621-2233

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Mediterranean climate, southern hemisphere, hardy tropical plants, and more.

Xera Plants

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1114 SE Clay St. Portland, Oregon

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503-612-9950

Native Sons

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379 West El Campo Road Arroyo Grande, California

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805-481-5996

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Said to be the "Best of the big grasses", this very beautiful grass grows 3'-4' tall. Masses of densely borne, stunningly arching, leaves glow and shimmer with the sun, and ripple in the wind creating flowers in early summer, and the attractive seed heads remain for many weeks. Lots of impact! Plus, it's extremely TOUGH, takes a lot of abuse, adaptable to dry or wet soil, and stays good looking for years.

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Arroyo Grande, California

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For the discriminating gardener who prizes subtlety, he need look no further than Chionchloa rubra. Boasting a most unusual shade of copper, the fine blades of this upright mounding grass dazzle with their understated beauty. Not quite the bold coppery-brown of the red sedges, this grass combines warm tawny shades with just enough dusky blush to give it a distinctive appearance. In summer, large silky inflorescences rise to 5' to crown this Native Sons favorite. Plant in full sun in well-drained soils and provide moderate water. Hardy to 10F. New Zealand.

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Portland, Oregon

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An evergreen tussock grass from New Zealand with leaves that emerge lavender develop taupe and orange tints through much of the year. In summer spikes of oat-like flowers emerge on long stems and dangle and sway in the breeze. Clump to 30" tall by 2' wide. Full sun with average soil and occasional water. Striking and well behaved grass that always looks good. Excellent winter container subject.

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Portland, Oregon

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Lovely, dense tussock grass from New Zealand, to 3-5 ft tall, with long, lax leaves and an over all reddish cast making a fine textured presence. Best in sun with adequate summer water, but tolerates both wet and dry conditions. Remains evergreen in winter. Frost hardy in USDA zone 8.

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