plant catalogue

provincial plants + landscapes

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 setacea

bristly wallaby grass

Slender, tufted perennial grass with stems growing to 60cm in height. Silvery lance-shaped flowerheads with a prominent central bristle.
originNSW, Vic, Tas, SA, WA.
cultural notesAdaptable to a range of soil types. Grow in full sun or part shade.
maintenanceCan be cut back to encourage new growth.
toleratesDrought and frost tolerant.
flowering seasonSpring and Summer.
flower colourGreen to purple flowerheads, fine hairs give a silvery appearance. Drying to straw coloured.
foliage colourTufting green, grass-like foliage. Inrolled leaves to 20cm in length.
widthup to 0.3m
heightup to 0.6m
plant spacing20cm apart
recommended usesUse single plants as an accent or group together as a feature planting. Commonly used in rockeries.

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