MICROLAENA stipoides

Native Weeping Ricegrass

SKU: N 190
Stock: Out Of Stock

Family: Poaceae

Characteristics: Perennial grass 70 cm

Seeds per packet: 25

$4.25 AUD Excl. GST

Weeping Grass is a cool season tufted perennial grass which produces year round green growth. It spreads very slowly by short rhizomes under the soil.

There are several different forms that vary in height. The seed heads are weeping and ripen from December to May in southern.

In Australia it occurs in all states in areas of medium to high rainfall above 600 mm per annum.

Adaptable to a wide range of soils in an open sunny or semi shaded position. Drought and frost tolerant and medium salt tolerance.

Although seed can be sown most of the year in many parts of 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 in seed raising trays.
  2. Sow surface and cover seed lightly to hold in place.
  3. Keep moist but not wet.
  4. 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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