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Ornamental Grass – Porcupine Grass

  • Porcupine Grass

Botanical name: triodia scariosa 

Beginner friendly?: yes

Average size at maturity: 6 – 8 ft in height and a 3 – 4 ft spread

Bloom time:  late summer/fall

Hardy zone: zones 4-9

Flower color: pink

Foliage color: green/yellow

Growth rate: reaches maturity in about 2 growing seasons

Pruning instructions: trim back to 5 inches above the ground in the late fall

Propagation methods: cut a stem just below a node and place in water until roots start to emerge

Landscape use: great perennial border 

Light needs: 6 hours of sun a day 

Special features: variegated leaves

Watering instructions:  water when the top 2 inches of soil has dried

Fertilizing instructions : fertilize with miracle grow once a month during growing season

Best time to plant: spring or fall

Best type of soil: adapts to all kinds of soil

Companion plants: hydrangeas, junipers, japanese maple

Toxicity level: very mildly toxic for humans and pets if ingested 

Invasive species: no

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