Weeping Grass
(Microlaena stipoides)

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Many Australian native grasses are being tried as lawns and Weeping Grass is one of the best. Good preparation and establishment are needed to successfully grow this tufting, fine bladed grass as it grows into a soft, compact lawn. Weed control is important and the grass is best cut to a taller height than exotic lawn grasses (25 to 30mm). It tolerates a range of conditions, even deep shade. This plant is a valuable frog habitat.

Type
Native
Maintenance
Medium
Water use
Moderate
Lifecycle
Perennial
Container
Zero
Size
Grass and Groundcover
Foliage
Evergreen
Zones
Semi-arid with winter rain, Moist temperate with warm summers, Winter rains with dry summers
Soils
Sandy, Loam, Clay
Tolerances
Frost
Regions
Habitat plants, Central Highlands Garden, Yarra Valley Water plants
Shade levels
Full sun, Sun/shade, Shady
Flowering seasons
Summer
Colours
Green
Gardens
Backyard, Nature strip