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Themeda australis

kangaroo grass

densely tufted small perennial tussock forming grass with attractive seed heads
originaustralia wide
cultural notesfull sun or part shade, most soil conditions, likes dry conditions, will die back in frost, fast growing, long lived, very hardy
maintenancemay be pruned to remove spent seed heads in late winter and to encourage new growth
toleratesdrought conditions
flowering seasonspring to summer
flower colourbunches of nodding inflorescences on slender stems
foliage colourmid green with maroon flushes in the warmer months, somewhat flattened leafy shoots at the base of the plant
heightup to 0.4m
plant spacing30cm apart
recommended usesornamental grass ideal for landscaping or revegetation and ideal for rockeries

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