Hill Wallaby Grass

Family: Poaceae

Characteristics: Tufted perennial grass 70cm

Seeds per packets: 40

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A tufted perennial grass to 70cm in height with a 30cm spread. Uses include feature planting, revegetaion, under planting or a native lawn.

Endemic to New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia.

Frost and drought tolerant.

Requires a well-drained position without excess moisture. Useful for erosion control especially on calcareous soils. Suitable for exposed windy sites.

Although seed can be sown most of the year in Australia seed is generally best sown in spring or autumn in temperate climates, avoid the coldest and hottest months of the year. The optimum germination temperature for germination is around 15-25°C for this species.

  1. Sow direct or on seed raising trays.
  2. Sow surface and cover seed lightly to hold in place. Keep moist but not wet.
  3. Germination should occur in 14-21 days @ 15-25C. Germination can take 8 weeks in winter.

General note: Seeds of many natives are dormant and require specific conditions or pre-treatment for germination.
Do not be too hasty to discard seed that does not germinate, seeds will often lay dormant until the conditions are similar to their natural requirements for germination to occur. Containers put to one side will often surprise long after they were discarded.

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