PACKET CONTAINS 50 SEEDS
Common name(s): Saw-sedge. Sword grass
Gahnia aspera is a tufted perennial and a tussock grass. Known as Saw-sedge due to the very rough underside of the leaves, which if not handled with care can inflict deep cuts. Leaves are 80cm long with one metre flowering stems. Flowers are cream and carried in dense terminal clusters. The flowers are followed by nuts that are brownish red to bright shiny red.
The nuts are an attractive feature of Gahnia aspera, Indigenous Australians pounded the nuts to produce flour.
Found in a variety of climates and environments from rainforests to drier inland areas.
- Perennial Grass
- Frost hardy
- Will grow in all states
Sow Direct or Raise Seedlings. Well drained soil media
Watering Method: Bog Method/ Capillary until germination as occurred.
|6mm. Keep Moist
|When to sow in Australia
Tropical: Autumn and Winter
Temperate: Spring and Autumn
Cool climate: Spring and Autumn
|18 Months at 23 – 25°C
|Part-shade, Full Sun