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|
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