Common Couch
(Cynodon dactylon)

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Couch is one of the easiest turf species to grow but like many spreading grasses it can be very invasive. Best in sunny locations, it produces vigorous runners over warmer months and has good tolerance to drought once established. In cooler climates Couch will often die back over winter but recover once the warmer weather begins.

Type
Exotic
Maintenance
High
Water use
Moderate
Lifecycle
Perennial
Container
Zero
Size
Grass and Groundcover
Root size
Less than 2.5m (safe)
Foliage
Evergreen
Zones
Arid interior, Semi-arid with winter rain, Moist temperate with warm summers, Winter rains with dry summers, Moist tropical, Semi-arid with summer rain, Moist temperate with hot summers
Soils
Sandy, Loam, Clay
Tolerances
Frost
Regions
Central Highlands Garden, Yarra Valley Water plants
Shade levels
Full sun
Flowering seasons
None
Colours
Green
Gardens
Backyard, Nature strip, Hardy