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Gardening Australia - - PLANTS -

Grasses are gen­er­ally drought tol­er­ant, but their flow­er­ing per­for­mance may be af­fected by ex­treme dry. In Mediter­ranean cli­mates, such as Mel­bourne and Ade­laide, those that flower in late sum­mer or early au­tumn, such as the Mis­cant­hus species, are more likely to be af­fected by drought than those that flower be­fore the dry sets in, such as Stipa gi­gan­tea or Cala­m­a­grostis spp. The rule of thumb, then, is that if you can’t (or don’t want to) ir­ri­gate in sum­mer, stick with the ear­lier-flow­er­ing species.

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