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Themeda triandra

Genus Species: Themeda triandra

Common / Product Name: Kangaroo Grass

Habit: TUFTS (TF)

Available Sizes

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.

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