Additional Grass Information
Microlaena Stipoides var. Griffin
Weeping grass is adapted to a very wide variety of soil types. Some types have a broad range of pH adaptation while most prefer acidic soils with a pH of less than 6.0. Some varieties of this grass can survive in strongly acidic soils and others in alkaline soil.
- High drought tolerance
- High frost tolerance
- Medium salt tolerance
- Good shade tolerance
- Grazing and mowing tolerant
Griffin Weeping grass which is a winter active grass and is incredibly shade tolerant. This variety was developed by the University of New England specifically as a high quality lawn and for passive recreation. Once established, it has low maintenance needs as it only grows to around 15cm tall and it has a high drought tolerance meaning it requires minimal watering.
This is an extremely versatile and useful grass. Because of its attractive appearance, its persistence and high grazing value, as well as its tolerance of shade and acid soils, this grass has a wide range of uses. It is suitable for use on roadsides, municipal parks and gardens requiring little maintenance, where once it is established it will provide a persistent ground cover requiring relatively few mowing events each year. The dense foliage and soft leaves means that this grass produces a very high quality lawn, and especially the Griffin variety. The shade tolerance this grass has means that it is very well suited to domestic lawns where shading is common from buildings, fences and trees.