Rytidosperma geniculatum – Oxley Wallaby grass

$63.00$314.00 (GST Inc.)

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Description

There are not many parts of Southern Australia that Wallaby grass cannot be found growing.    Oxley Wallaby grass (also known as Kneed Wallaby grass) grow in ditches, on ridges, on airports, on plains and mountains, near the sea, on poor soils, on perfect soils – they can be found all over southern Australia. What’s more, the various species of wallaby grasses overlap greatly. You will often find three or four species growing alongside each other.

SOILS

Oxley Wallaby grass can grow on most soil types from sandy soils to soils with varying levels of clay, and can grow across a range of soil pH levels from acidic to moderately alkaline.

USES

Horticulture – Wallaby grass has been successfully used in-between rows of vines or trees to control erosion. Using Wallaby grass as an interrow crop also reduces surface temperature, and helps with weed control and to lower saline water tables. Wallaby grasses low summer activity means that it will not compete strongly with the vines or trees for moisture.

Landscaping – It is also an attractive and versatile plant for landscaping applications. Golf course roughs commonly use Wallaby grass for its low maintenance requirements. There is also the added benefit that the golf ball can be easy to located in the wallaby roughs, meaning that usually a shot is playable.

Insects & Birds – Wallaby grass is a preferred habitat for many butterflies and moths. This includes the critically endangered Golden Sun Moth.

Click here for our Easy spread Wallaby grass. This product includes Oxley Wallaby florets plus our additional blending agent to give you a much easier and much more consistent sow rate.

TOLERANCES
  • Very high drought tolerance
  • Very high heat tolerance
  • Flood tolerant
  • Frost tolerant  (still dormant in winter)
  • Acid soils

SOW RATE

5 to 8 kg/ha for florets

BEST TIME TO SOW

With Irrigation – All year round

Without irrigation –  Sow from autumn to spring coinciding with rain

For our straightforward guide on how to sow native grass seeds check out our

Recommended Sow Guideline

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