Additional Grass Information
Kangaroo grass can still be seen in remnant plains grasslands and sclerophyll, redgum and box woodlands as well as open grassy forests. It is very widely adapted and grows on soils ranging from sand to heavy clays. It also grows in soils of low to moderately high pH.
- High drought tolerance
- High heat tolerance
- Low to moderate frost tolerance
- Moderate to good feed value when actively growing
- High tolerance to fire
Amenity uses – golf course roughs, passive recreation.
Landscaping – useful for decorative planting because of its attractive foliage and seedheads, seasonal variations in colour, its adaptability and low maintenance.
Revegetation – good in combination with other native grasses in areas of inhospitable soils where minimum preparation is possible. Because of its deep roots, Kangaroo grass can help maintain a low water table thereby assisting to control dryland salinity.
Pasture – it provides good fodder when actively growing and is best when intermittently grazed.
This variety is an ideal choice for perennial pastures for grazing of sheep and cattle. Grazing has been shown to be most productive on this grass when carried out under rotational management. It was selected for long term persistence and high productivity per hectare.
This grass was developed by the NSW Department of Land and Water Conservation (DLWC) through research funded by DLWC and the Meat and Livestock Association, the Land and Water Resources Research and Development Corporation and the Victorian Department of Natural Resources and the Environment. Native Seeds Pty Ltd holds the exclusive licence to this variety.
Useful for revegetation because of the following characteristics: high persistence over many years. reduced fire risk because the largest proportion of foliage is produced close to the ground rather than on its seeding stems. better seed production.
It is ideally suited to growth on poor and exposed soils, low fertility and rainfall sites and for situations where low maintenance is required.
Bred by CSIRO and licensed exclusively to Native Seeds Pty Ltd.
This variety has been chosen for its striking visual appeal. It has a distinct blue/purple colour in its leaves and flower stems. It makes a wonderful landscaping plant if allowed to grow to its full size. It can grow in a wide range of soils and is able to survive persistent dry conditions. It also produces a large bulk of dry matter and makes excellent fodder for grazing.
This product is now available to Western Australia customers!