Themeda triandra ‘Quokka’ – Kangaroo Grass

The very compact habit coupled with interestingly textured foliage, seed heads and flowers of this iconic Australian native grass are its defining features. Use it as a lawn substitute for small areas where it will not receive excessive foot traffic or as an unusual border plant at the front of a bed. Remove spent flower stems and dead foliage once a year at the end of summer. The seeds can be ground for flour.

Scientific Name:Themeda triandra
Common Name:Kangaroo Grass
Plant Type:Grass or grass-like
Height:0.2 ~ 0.5 metres
Width:0.4 ~ 0.6 metres
Flower Colour:Green, Brown
Flowering Time:Spring, Summer
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Sandy, Clay, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Saline, Poor soil
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Poolside, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Semi-arid
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Spreading
Soil Moisture:Dry, Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Groundcover, Border plant, Lawn alternative
Special Uses:Edible, Decorative fruit, Erosion control, Pollution tolerant, Playground friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Seed eating birds, Butterflies, Lizards



Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for native plants