Themeda Australis – Kangaroo Grass

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Pickup available at 40 Myoora Rd, Terrey Hills NSW 2084

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Themeda Australis – Kangaroo Grass

Themeda Australis – Kangaroo Grass


40 Myoora Rd, Terrey Hills NSW 2084

Pickup available, usually ready in 2-4 days

40 Myoora Road
Terrey Hills NSW 2084

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Kangaroo Grass (Themeda Australis) is a widespread, tufted perennial native to Australia, Africa, and Asia. It typically grows 1-1.5 meters tall with tussock widths reaching 0.5 meters. The narrow leaves range from 0.5 meters long and are green in summer, changing to a straw-like color in winter. The large seed head, often reddish-brown, is made up of clustered spikelets.


    • Ornamental: Kangaroo Grass is a popular choice for landscaping due to its drought tolerance, low maintenance needs, and year-round visual interest. It adds texture and movement to borders, rockeries, and native plant gardens.
    • Erosion control: Its dense root system helps prevent soil erosion on slopes and banks.
    • Habitat creation: It provides shelter and food for various native birds and insects, creating a diverse ecosystem in your garden.
    • Livestock fodder: While not its primary use, Kangaroo Grass can be used as supplementary grazing for livestock in its non-flowering stages.

Growing and caring:

    • Sun: Full sun to part shade.
    • Soil: Well-drained soil. Tolerates poor and exposed soils.
    • Water: Water moderately during establishment, becoming drought tolerant once established.
    • Maintenance: Low maintenance; occasional pruning to maintain shape and size.
    • Propagation: Seed or division.

Additional tips:

    • Choose varieties suited to your local climate and soil conditions.
    • Burn the foliage every 2-3 years to remove dead material and encourage new growth.
    • Be mindful of its flammability during dry periods.

Further information:

    • There are several cultivars of Kangaroo Grass available, offering variations in height, texture, and flowering time.
    • While primarily used for ornamental purposes, it's important to remember that this is a native grass and shouldn't be invasive or aggressive in your local environment.
    • It's recommended to source seeds or plants from reputable nurseries to ensure they are native and suitable for your area.