Genus Species: Themeda triandra
Common / Product Name: Kangaroo Grass
Habit: TUFTS (TF)
Height x Width: 0.4 – 0.6m x 0.20 – 0.50m
Pruning: None Light
Frost Tolerance: High
Clay & Heavy Soil Tolerance: Medium / Well Drained
Coastal Tolerance: Medium
Drought Tolerance: Medium
Origin: Australian Plant
Evergreen: Perennial tufted grass
Flowering: starts: Early Summer
Flower Colour: Green to Copper spikelet’s
Irrigation: No watering required once established if planted in suitable conditions. Will require water over long dry periods.
Lower Temperatures: This plant becomes dormant during winter periods causing the grass to brown off. Tolerates temperatures as low as -8°C.
Upper Temperatures: This is a summer growing grass and tolerates temperatures from the low 40’s°C to the high 40’s°C. Grows well with good spring to summer rain.
Fertilising: Slow release low phosphorus fertilizer
Environment: Plants selected suitable for Melbourne surrounds and southern states of Australia.