The Tanglehead (Heteropogon contortus 'Rocker')is a tender perennial deciduous grass with yellow flowers in early Summer. It grows well in semi-shade, and prefers low levels of water. This plant requires a minimum of 210 frost free days to grow successfully. It has high drought tolerance.
Heteropogon contortus 'Rocker' grows in soils ranging from a pH of 6 (acidic ranges from 5.6 to 6) to 8 (slightly alkaline ranges from 7.6 to 8). It is adapted to silt, sand, loam, clay loam, silt loam, sandy loam, loamy sand, silty clay loam and sandy clay loam soils, and prefers low fertility.
This is a erect plant and has a clump forming growth form, and has an ultimate height of 0.2m / 7.9in.
The leaves are green in Summer.
Very resistant to fire.
Fruit and seed
There is a low fruit/seed abundance beginning in Summer and ending in Autumn.
Propagation techniques include seed.7°C / 44.6F to 0.2m / 7.9in
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