Gahnia sieberiana is a large clump or tussock forming sedge and can be used in the garden instead of invasive plants such as Pampas Grass.
Commonly called the Red-fruit Saw Sedge it has been used as a bush tucker plant with the seeds or nuts being collected. Excellent as a non invasive ornamental grass.
The old foliage naturally drops away so this self cleaning nature makes it a very low care plant.
Use it as a feature plant, as a hedge or at the rear of the garden border as a background plant.
- Botanical Name – Gahnia sieberiana
- Common Name – Red-fruit Saw Sedge
- Position – Light shade to full sun
- Soil – Humus rich and moist
- Flowers -Opening yellow before turning a deep red followed by red seed heads and then red to brown nuts
- Flowering Time – Spring to Summer
- Flower height – Spikes to over 1m
- Foliage – Mid Green long arching habit
- Habit – Evergreen.
- Height – To around 1- 2 metres
- Spread – To around 1 metre
- Uses – As a feature plant in the garden, attracting butterflies to the garden and as a habitat plant for native birds, insects etc.