plant catalogue

provincial plants + landscapes

plant type

  • native and ornamental grasses

water      hardiness

project type

urban and commercial
farm forestry and agriculture

ecosystem type

coastal hinterland

soil type and drainage

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

Bothriochloa macra

red leg grass

low growing tussock grass with long reddish purple seed heads
origincoastal NSW, VIC, SA
cultural notesfull sun or part shade, most soil conditions, fast growing, long lived, very hardy
maintenanceGood low maintenance lawn.
toleratesdrought conditions
flowering seasonsummer to early autumn
flower colourslender reddish/purple flower heads
foliage colourCan turn a reddish colour in frost.
heightup to 1m
plant spacing Can be planted quite closely to make a lawn
recommended usesIdeal for landscaping or revegetation and will tolerate moderate grazing

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