Genus Species: Microlaena stipoides
Common / Product Name: Weeping Grass
Habit: TUFTS (TF)
Height x Width: 0.1 – 0.3m x 0.1 – 0.3m
Pruning: Light Medium
Frost Tolerance: High
Clay & Heavy Soil Tolerance: Medium / Well Drained
Coastal Tolerance: Medium
Drought Tolerance: Medium
Origin: Australian Plant
Evergreen: Rhizomatous perennial grass
Flowering: starts: Late Spring
Flower Colour: Pale Green to Straw
Irrigation: No watering required once established if planted in suitable conditions
Lower Temperatures: Once established has good tolerance to cold. Temperatures as low as -8°C, however will burn off grass over prolonged periods of frost .
Upper Temperatures: Suited to more temperate climates will tolerate periods of dry. Temperatures as high as 45°C.
Fertilising: Slow release low phosphorus fertilizer.
Environment: Plants selected suitable for Melbourne surrounds and southern states of Australia.