Rytidosperma setaceum- Bristly Wallaby grass

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There are not many parts of Southern Australia that Wallaby grass cannot be found growing. They occur 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 Rytidosperma species overlap greatly. You will often find three or four species growing alongside each other.


Medium clays to light sandy loams. Most Wallaby grasses prefer not to be waterlogged. Rytidosperma setaceum grass can thrive on virtually all soil types. This includes acidic soils to moderately alkaline soils.


Bristly Wallaby grass (Rytidosperma setaceum) is known for its high frost tolerance. As well as a high drought and heat tolerance. Finally, its high acid soil tolerance.


Pasture – Wallaby grasses are nutritious, productive and persistent when grazed intermittently.

Revegetation – Wallaby grasses a key grass for revegetating disrupted soils. Wallaby grass is great if you have soil erosion that needs controlling. It is also a common choice on roadsides where soils are poor and shallow.

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

Landscaping – Golf course roughs commonly use Wallaby grass for its low maintenance. There is also the added benefit the golf ball being still 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 Wallaby florets plus our additional sowing agent. This will give you a much easier and much more consistent sow rate.

Unfortunately due to strict quarantine requirements, this product is not available for Western Australia.



5 to 8 kg/ha for florets


It is essential to have a weed-free seed-bed before sowing as seedling vigour is low and competition against weeds is poor.  Seed can be sown at all times of the year as long as moisture from either rainfall or irrigation is available.  Germination can be expected within 7 to14 days in autumn and spring, but it may take up to 60 days in winter. Germination during the warmer months is entirely driven by soil moisture levels with inadequate moisture causing a substantial delay in germination.





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