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Stylidium graminifolium
Stylidium graminifolium
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Family: Stylidaceae
Hardiness: Zones 8b - 10
Mature Size: 15"-30"
Exposure: Sun / Part Shade
Bloom Time: June - August
Moisture Needs: Moderate Water
Origin: Australia
Price: $15.00
Pot Size: Medium Band Pot


Stock Status:In Stock
Product Code: P6230
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Description
 
Grass Trigger Plant.  Gorgeous and fascinating perennial found in Tasmania and Australia.  Tidy perfection of evergreen grassy foliage speaks to a refined distillation of Aloe and Agave and the unexpected flamboyant spike of multitudinous pink flowers is over the top.  There are sticky hairs under the flowers which can trap gnats and absorb those tasty insect nutrients.  The pollination mechanism is fiendish.  The stamens are cocked behind the flower and when an insect attempts to feed on the nectar, it trips the trigger whipping the stamens forward resulting in the pollen-loaded anthers delivering a sucker punch to the insect, showering it with pollen.  Can tolerate dry conditions and happiest in good drainage.