Themeda triandra ‘Quokka’ – Kangaroo Grass

The very compact habit coupled with interestingly textured foliage, seed heads and flowers of this iconic Australian native grass are its defining features. Use it as a lawn substitute for small areas where it will not receive excessive foot traffic or as an unusual border plant at the front of a bed. Remove spent flower stems and dead foliage once a year at the end of summer. The seeds can be ground for flour.

Family : Poaceae
Cultivar Name: Quokka
Plant Type : Grass or grass-like
Width : 0.6
Flowering Time : Spring, Summer
Soil Type : Sandy, Clay, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Saline, Poor soil
Climate Zone : Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Semi-arid
Growth Habit : Evergreen, Spreading
Soil Moisture : Dry, Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Special Uses : Edible, Decorative fruit, Erosion control, Pipe and drain friendly, Pollution tolerant, Playground friendly
Scientific Name: Themeda triandra
Common Name : Kangaroo Grass
Height : 0.5
Flower Color : Green, Brown
pH Level : Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Plant Environment : Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Poolside, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Light : Sunny, Light shade
Lifespan : Perennial
Frost Tolerance : Tolerates light frost
Attracts Wildlife : Seed eating birds, Butterflies, Lizards