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Gahnia clarkei

Tall Saw-sedge

Species Description

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Species description

Cultivation and Uses

This link will give you information about climate parameters, tolerance of climate extremes and adverse soils, biological traits under cultivation, soil factors, uses and potentially undesirable attributes.

Cultivation and uses

Plant Growing Stages


2 Months

4 Months

6 Months


Seed Description

Seed Pre-Treatment



Capillary watering


Difficult to grow from seed - germination may be low / erratic.
Heat treatment may improve germination. Soaking seed for 12 hours and scarification may also improve germination.

Pests and Disease
When to Sow Seeds / Temperature to Sow

Late Spring-Summer

Seed Collection Timeframe

March - May

Storage and Ripening

Has after-ripening period of 12 months.
May retain viability for long periods.

Grows from Cuttings