Plant name: Common wallaby grass
Plant type: native and ornamental grasses
Origin: SOUTHERN NSW, SA. VIC, WA, TAS.
Cultural notes: Thrives in a range of climatic conditions from hot and arid to cool and moist and a variety of soil types including heavy clay.
Maintenance: Should be cut back periodically to encourage new growth.
Tolerates: Frost, moderate drought.
Flowering season: Late Spring
Flower colour: Pale green to white, fluffy in appearance. The flower head consists of 10-30 spikelets. Each plant can have 4 to 9 flower heads.
Foliage colour: Blue-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.
Width: up to 0.12m
Height: up to 0.9m
Plant spacing: 30cm apart
Recommended uses: Feature planting or revegetation use. Also considered a valuable pasture species. Native lawn.
Description: A tufting perennial with smooth, slender stems.