Southern Restoration mix 1kg

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There is a distinction between conservation and revegetation. Revegetation is actively reintroducing material onto a site that either no longer occurs there naturally or is in such low occurrence that it cannot yield sufficient seed to permit natural recruitment of following generations. Conservation, on the other hand, is more about retaining what is on site and undertaking steps to increase its occurrence. Native Seeds provides seed for revegetation of sites that have little or no desirable plant cover.

We suggest that people use native grasses as the first stage of a well-planned revegetation program that will span several years. Grasses are the primary colonisers of new landscapes. They hold the fresh and unstable soil together and in doing so they establish the soil conditions for the successful establishment of the secondary and tertiary colonizers, the shrubs and trees.

Grasses in this mix:

Native Wheat Grass – (Anthosachne scabra)

  • An all year green perennial grass with a tussocky habit.
  • Found in all Australian states except the NT and is more common in districts with cool winters.
  • Pasture –it occurs naturally with other grasses and is one of the first to start growing in spring, providing early green feed. It has high to moderate feed value.
  • It is drought resistant, frost tolerant and has strong winter and early spring growth. Native Wheat grass is best used for revegetation or pasture.

Rough Spear Grass (Austrostipa scabra)

  • This grass is well known as having a high tolerance to drought, poor soils and high temperature.
  • The foliage grows from 10 to 30 cm high with stems reaching from 0.5 to 1.5 metres depending on the species
  • Most species flower in spring, while some flower from late winter to early summer.

Silky Bluegrass (Dichanthium sericeum)

  • Silky Bluegrass grows in all states of Australia, but it grows principally in the northern states of Australia.
  • It has a beautiful tufted erect perennial grass to 80 cm high with blue foliage.
  • Moderate frost tolerance, High drought and heat tolerance, also high grazing tolerance

Spiny Head Mat Rush  (Lomandra longifolia)

  • A hardy perennial suited to a wide range of positions, from sandy soil to clay, sun to part shade.
  • Scented yellow flowers in winter and spring, followed by seeds a month or two after flowering.
  • Common all along the east coast of Australia from Tasmania to Queensland, on sandy soils and swamps.
  • Tolerates dry spells but regular watering will stimulate new growth, can handle wet spells as long as they are not prolonged.

Mixed Wallaby Grass species – (Rytidosperma Setaceum/Fulva/Ariculata/Eriantha/Caespitosa)

  • Wallaby Grasses are one of the most resilient native grasses.
  • They have high drought tolerance, high heat tolerance, high acid soil tolerance and high frost tolerance
  • Wallaby Grasses can grow on most soil types from sandy soils to soils with varying levels of clay, and are also tolerant to soils that are alkaline.

Evans Wallaby grass  (Rytidosperma caespitosum)

  • Wallaby is one of the most resilient native grasses.
  • It has high drought & heat tolerance, as well as a high frost tolerance.
  • Wallaby can grow on most soil types from sandy soils with varying levels of clay.
  • Wallaby grass is also tolerant to soils that are alkaline to highly acidic.

Oxley Wallaby grass  (Rytidosperma geniculatum)

  • Our Oxley Wallaby grass has been bred to only grow to around 15cm tall.
  • Wallaby is one of the most resilient native grasses.
  • It has high drought & heat tolerance, as well as a high frost tolerance.
  • Wallaby can grow on most soil types from sandy soils with varying levels of clay.
  • Wallaby grass is also tolerant to soils that are alkaline to highly acidic.

Kangaroo Grass Nursery Grade (Themeda triandra)

  • Kangaroo grass is a common species on all soil types, from sand to heavy clays, and grows in soils of low to moderately high pH.
  • It is widely associated with revegetation due to its high persistence over many years.
Product mix updated 30/03/23


  • High drought
  • High heat
  • High acidic soil
  • High frost
7-11 kg per acre 16-27 kg per ha


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 Guidelines.

Our seed mixes all include vermiculite, a commonly used product in the horticultural sector in its exfoliated form. There are a few reasons we mix our seeds with vermiculite:

  • Native grasses come in all shapes and sizes which generally makes them harder to mix and distribute evenly. Vermiculite is a proven method for creating consistent mix that is substantially easier to sow.  It is also ideal for the germination of seeds because its water holding capacity makes it a excellent medium for direct contact with the seeds, creating a humid micro climate around the emerging seedlings preventing scorching or drying out.
  • It is also a great soil improver due to its aeration properties. This increases your soil structure and gives your seedlings a helping hand to have good root growth and its  exchange properties can absorb excess nutrients and release them slowly to the plants via the finest root hair
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