Yalba™ Imperata is a tough compact native grass with longer lasting feathery plumes
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.
Prolific, feathery longer lasting plumes
Compact form with red winter foliage
Excellent erosion control (strengthens the soil 5.45 times)
Height Range: 0.3 to 0.5m
Spread: 0.5 to 1m
Position: Full Sun, Semi Shade
Plant Use(s): Mass Planting
Suitable Climate Zone(s):
Flowering Time(s): Winter, Autumn
Flower Colour: White
Plant Type: Groundcovers
How to use
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).
How it works
QLD, NSW, ACT, VIC, TAS, SA & WA.
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.
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.