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plant type

native and ornamental grasses


water      hardiness






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farm forestry and agriculture

ecosystem type

woodland
grassland

soil type and drainage

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

Microlaena stipoides

weeping grass

small tufted perennial grass suitable for trial use as native lawn
 
originaustralia wide
cultural notesfull sun or part shade, most soil conditions, dislikes overly hot/exposed areas, fast growing, long lived, very hardy
maintenancemay be pruned or mown as needed
toleratesshaded areas
flowering seasonspring to summer
flower coloursmall straw coloured drooping flower heads
foliage coloursmall bright green leaf blades
heightup to 0.3m
plant spacing10cm apart at least
recommended useslawns or revegetation, mass planting and will thrive under grazing

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