Australian Native Grasses

$26.00

The gardeners secret weapon!!!

This fourth edition manual by Native Seeds will assist in identifying and understanding how some of the key species of Australian native grasses can be grown and used. There are distribution maps, plant descriptions and photographs of plants, seed-heads and seeds, as well as photographs and descriptions of grass seedlings in the two or three leaf stage.

Various native grasses can be used for landscaping and gardening, for lawns, for re-vegetation, for pasture and in horticulture. Growing native grasses successfully requires knowledge of the optimum conditions for each species and this information is provided.

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The gardeners secret weapon!!!

This fourth edition manual by Native Seeds will assist in identifying and understanding how some of the key species of Australian native grasses can be grown and used. There are distribution maps, plant descriptions and photographs of plants, seed-heads and seeds, as well as photographs and descriptions of grass seedlings in the two or three leaf stage.

Various native grasses can be used for landscaping and gardening, for lawns, for re-vegetation, for pasture and in horticulture. Growing native grasses successfully requires knowledge of the optimum conditions for each species and this information is provided.

Contents:

Introduction – 1
Native Seeds Pty Ltd – 4
Benefits of using native Australian grasses – 6

Warm season grasses – 9
Curly Mitchell grass – 10
Red grass – 12
Windmill grass – 14
Barbed Wire grass – 16
Queensland or Silky Bluegrass – 18
Cotton Panic grass- 20
Curly Windmill or Spider grass – 22
Woollybutt grass – 24
Black Spear grass – 26
Native Millet – 28
Warrego grass – 30
Tall Oat grass – 32
Kangaroo grass – 34

Cool season grasses – 39
Wheat grass – 40
Spear grasses – 42
Weeping grass – 44
Tussock grass – 47
Wallaby grass – 48

Research and development – 52

Applications – 55
Landscaping and gardening – 58
Use of native grasses in horticulture – 61
Native grasses for pasture – 63
Native grass lawns – 69

What is the best form of seed to sow? – 78
Sowing Seed Guidelines – 75
Local provenance – 82

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