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 dunes, the shore line of coastal lakes, littoral zones and salt marshes often growing within the tidal zone where it forms dense mats of grass.

Running grass with soft, fine, narrow green leaves
H: 200mm to 300mm W: Spreads by rhizomes and stolons to carpet the ground over large areas
Flowers over summer with short, narrow, branching spikelets.
Full sun to 50% shade. Naturally occurs in sand dunes and on the edge of saline water lakes, salt marshed and coastal foreshores. It can handle tidal inundation.
Soil Type
Wide range from sand and sand dunes to boggy salt marshes.
It can be mown like tradition turf grasses to encourage lateral growth.
Available Sizes
Tubes; We carry only small numbers of Sporobolous as it is hard to maintain in tubes due to its running habit.
Planting Rates
Tubes: 5 to 7 per m2