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 widely occurring grass and its form changes according to aspect and region. On coastal heathland it is reduced to a protrate groundcover, in sheltered coastal aspects in will form tall leafy tussocks, and inland it often has shorter growing foliage forming a medium sized clump. Care should be taken when buying Themeda for projects to ensure you get the right form.

Tufted green foliage
H: 300mm — 700mm W: 400mm — 500mm
Spring & Summer held above the foliage.
Full sun to 50% shade
Soil Type
Sandy loam, clay loam and light clay.
Trim back at the end of winter, (August), to remove spent flowers and older foliage
Available Sizes
Viro-cells and Viro-tubes
Planting Rates
Viro-tubes 5 to 7/m2