Poa labillardieri

Poa labillardieri Suggan Buggan with dwarf Watsonia

There is an excellent new cultivar of this Australian native grass, called 'Suggan Buggan' (ht 80cm), which has lovely slim blue-grey leaves and dainty panicles of flowers in the same hue. It looks effective teamed with a broad silvery leafed plant such as Plectranthus argentatus, or white or very dark blooms.

Ornamental grasses bring a unique dimension to the garden with their graceful movement in the breeze and their simple elegance, unique linear texture and arching form. They can be used as a focal point in a border, or repeated amongst plantings to create a unifying effect through the garden. The foliage provides an excellent contrast to big bold leaves or rounded shrubs.

Give this plant a well-drained situation and cut back hard in autumn or early spring. Propagation is by division.

Postscript: my Poa eventually died during a very wet spell. I still think it is a great plant and hope to find another somewhere. The soil may have been too heavy for it where it was planted in my garden.