Provincial Plants and Landscapes home

plant type

native and ornamental grasses

water      hardiness

top ten

butterfly attracting

project type

urban and commercial
farm forestry and agriculture

ecosystem type


soil type and drainage

light - sandy soils
medium - loamy soils
heavy - clay soils
good drainage

Austrodanthonia caespitosa

common wallaby grass

A tufting perennial with smooth, slender stems.
originSouthern NSW, S.A. Vic, W.A. Tas.
cultural notesThrives in a range of climatic conditions from hot and arid to cool and moist and a variety of soil types including heavy clay.
maintenanceShould be cut back periodically to encourage new growth.
toleratesFrost, moderate drought.
flowering seasonLate Spring
flower colourPale green to white, fluffy in appearance. The flower head consists of 10-30 spikelets. Each plant can have 4 to 9 flower heads.
foliage colourBlue-green, can develop pinkish tinges. The leaves are 3mm long and given adequate moisture will remain green all year round. Leaves are flat and narrow and sometimes hairy. Stems are smooth and slender.
widthup to 0.12m
heightup to 0.9m
plant spacing30cm apart
recommended usesFeature planting or revegetation use. Also considered a valuable pasture species. Native lawn.

mailing list
Join now  to  receive news on
the latest arrivals,  offers,  tips
and more!
- join now
- manage subscriptions
Corner Pialligo + Fairbairn Av
Pialligo   ACT   2609
t 02  6262  6456     |       f 02  6262 6006
p PO  Box  4560  Kingston  ACT  2604

se nsw
13148 Princes Hwy
Brogo  NSW  2550
t 02 6492 7242   |    f 02 6492 7121
p PO Box 799 Bega NSW 2550
abn 91 109 945 146

employment terms of use disclaimer privacy policy copyright sitemap