Rytidosperma pallidum syn. Joycea pallida (syn. Chinochio pallida)
Genus Species: Rytidosperma pallidum syn. Joycea pallida (syn. Chinochio pallida)
Common / Product Name: Redanther or Silvertop Wallaby Grass
Habit: GRASSES (G) and TUFTS (TF)
Height x Width: 0.3 – 0.3m x 0.50 – 1.00m
Pruning: None Light
Frost Tolerance: Medium
Clay & Heavy Soil Tolerance: Well Drained
Coastal Tolerance: Medium
Drought Tolerance: Medium
Origin: Australian Plant
Evergreen: Rhizomatous perennial
Flowering: starts: Mid Spring / ends: Mid Summer
Flower Colour: Pale Yellow to pale Brown sheaths
Irrigation: Once established low water, will dry back in dry periods and new growth responds after rain.
Lower Temperatures: Medium frost tolerance temperatures as low as -8°C for short periods.
Upper Temperatures: Tolerates periods of dry spells with temperatures extending from Mid 30’s°C to Low 40’s°C for short spells.
Fertilising: Slow release low phosphorus fertilizer.
Environment: Plants selected suitable for Melbourne surrounds and southern states of Australia.