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Summer planting
Contrary to popular opinion, summer planting is fine as long as adequate water is provided throughout any prolonged dry periods. This allows you to take advantage of increased summer growth.
Hierochloe redolens
Height: 0.5m;  Spread: 0.5m
Karetu, Holy Grass (Grass)
Scented grass with dark green blades and purplish leaf bases. Prefers a sheltered site and moist soil. A cosmopolitan species used around the world to provide scented satchets and dried arrangements.
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Doing marvelously well until contractors found they could clean their boots on it . . . TIP - don't use them to clean your boots on . . . :}