Themeda australis ‘Mingo’

Description
Themeda australis ‘Mingo’is a prostrate form of Kanagroo grass with blue foliage. Mingo's rustic appearance contrasts well with other plants, grasses and strappy leafed plants. It makes a great border and groundcover and can even be trained as an informal lawn.

Prostrate, blue foliage
Dimensions
H: 200mm to 300mm W: 500mm to 600mm
Flowering
Late Spring and throughout summer with rusty red/brown prostrate seed heads. Mingo has non-viable seeds.
Aspect
Grows in full sun and in up to 50% shade. It can be planted in frontline coastal aspects, however it will look best in sheltered coastal aspects. Suited to inland climates, but will brown off under frost with fresh growth shooting again in spring. Mingo is very drought tolerant.
Soil Type
A wide range, loam, clay loam and free draining clay.
Maintenance
Trim back foliage by 2/3 annually in spring to re-fresh the foliage. Fertilize with slow release fertilizer after trimming.
Available Sizes
Viro-tubes and 140mm Pots.
Planting Rates
Mass planting; Viro-tubes 5 to 7/m2, Pots 3 to 5/m2 Specimen planting; Viro-tubes 3/m2, Pots 1 to 3/m2 Informal Lawns; Plant Viro-tubes @ 200mm centres, this will encourage a dense foliage cover that will knit together to form a lawn effect. Mow regularly to train the lawn.