Genus of 23 species of evergreen, coarse, erect, tufted perennial grasses related to pampas grass.

They are found mostly in alpine and subalpine grassland in New Zealand.

  • Evergreen
  • Ornamental grasses
  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Related to pampas grass ( Cortaderia). Grown for elegant shape, colourful foliage and attractive plumes. Excellent for dried flower arrangements if cut before fully mature.
    Pests & Diseases
    Trouble free.
    Place of origin
    New Zealand.
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Australian / New Zealand
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
    Protect crowns from excessive winter wet.

Buy Varieties of CHIONOCHLOA

CHIONOCHLOA flavicans 'Taupo Lights'

CHIONOCHLOA flavicans 'Taupo Lights'

a tall growing New Zealand grass with variegated green foliage which has cream margins, arching pale green flower plumes which age to cream

£14.50  , 3+ £12.00  


Red tussock grass

tufted perennial grass with red-brown tinted leaves

Gift Wrapping available on this plant - UK Delivery Only Gift-wrapping available
individually £14.50 each , 3+ £12.00 each 
Gift Wrapping available on this plant

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