Re-vegetation Grasses

Bluedale is a major supplier of grasses for re-vegetation of native bushland, riparian zones & eco-projects. We have supplied many projects from Highway regeneration projects to buffer zone plantings in new residential sub-divisions.

The following grass profiles are those we recommend to our clients. They are reliable, commercially available and cost effective. We do, however, grow many other varieties to special order - contact us by phone or email with your requirements.

The following profiled plants should form the foundation of your project as they are either larger clumping plants or rhizomatous plants, that will suppress weeds in the early, critical phase of a project. Weed control can be by far the single biggest issue to contend with particularly on degraded sites.  Using these plant species in your core planting will provide the necessary weed control, giving smaller and less robust plants (which have difficulty out-competing exotic weeds) a chance to establish. Using grasses as understory planting will ensure the success of your project.

Capillipedium has beautiful flower/seed heads Capillipedium spicigerum Capillipedium spicigerum - Commonly known as 'Scent Top Grass' for the fresh fruity aroma of the crushed foliage, is great warm season re-vegetation grass as it grows tall and can tower…
Chloris truncata Chloris truncata Chloris truncata or Windmill Grass, (named for the seed head resembling the blades of a windmill) a warm season native grass that forms dense low growing tufts of foliage. Chloris truncata has a wide…
Cymbopogon has seed heads that look like barbed wire hence its common name Cymbopogon refractus Cymbopogon refractus - commonly called 'Barbed Wire Grass' as the seed looks like a piece of barbed wire. It is a warm season grass that occurs on poorer soil types.

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Dichanthium sericeum Dichanthium sericeum Dichanthium sericeum - Queensland Bluegrass, is a tufted warm season native grass with glaucous foliage. It has a wide distribution throughout Queensland, N.S.W., Victoria, S.A and N.T.
Dichelachne crinita Dichelachne crinita Dichelachne crinata - 'Longhair Plumegrass', is a cool season grass that has a small basal tuft of foliage with tall upright seed heads that often have a purple tinge. It grows in open…
Eragrostis elongata Eragrostis elongata Eragrostis elongata - 'Clustered Lovegrass', is a warm season, small tufted perennial that is wide spread in woodland on the coast and ranges. Bluedale supplies other related species, grown…
Imperata has red winter foliage colour Imperata cylindrica Imperata cylindrica or commonly known as Blady Grass has spreading rhizomes which gives it the ability to fill in gaps producing a complete ground cover. The foliage is a feature, khaki green during…
Microlaena stipoides microlaena stipoides Microlaena commonly known as Weeping Grass is a small slender native grass with lime green leaves. Microlaena can be used to create a native lawn. To get the best results plant them about 10cm apart…
Spinifex sericeus Spinifex sericeus Spinifex sericeus - 'Coastal Spinifex', is a stoloniferous grass that has long runners, some up to several metres long that colonize the forefront of coastal sand dunes. Spinifex is an…
Sporobolous runs by rhizomes and stolons to carpet the ground. Sporobolous virginicus Sporobolous virginicus - ’Sand Couch' or ‘Marine Couch’, is a low growing, rhizomatous or stoloniferous grass that often is mistaken for couch grass. Sporobolous can be found growing in sand…
Themeda australis, syn Themeda triandra Themeda australis Themeda australis - 'Kangaroo Grass' (formerly known as Themeda triandra) is a medium size, tufted warm season grass with green foliage turning reddish brown to purple in winter. It is a…
Zoysia macrantha growing in sand dunes Zoysia macrantha Zoysia macrantha - 'Prickly Couch', is a short, rhizomatous and stoloniferous grass that is often mistaken for couch lawn grass. It occurs along the coast where it can be found growing in…