Some plants of the Whitehorse (Victoria, Australia) area.

The following list is a sample of the range of plants indigenous to this region which are grown at the nursery.

The following are species we TRY to grow given the season and availability of seed and cuttings.
Please ask – we may have a few other species from time to time
Note: there have been many name changes recently


Botanical Name Common Name Characteristics
GRASSES
Anthosacne scabra Common Wheat-grass Open-tufted perennial grass; slender spike flowers; drier soils including gravel.
Austrostipa rudis ssp. rudis Veined Spear-grass Erect; rough inrolled leaves; moist soils.
Dichelachne crinita Long-hair Plume-grass Dense erect spike-like panicle; well drained soils.
Microlaena stipoides Weeping Grass Graceful, weeping stems; flat leaves; moist; lawns.
Pentapogon quadrifidus Five-awned Spear-grass Tufted, erect grass, inrolled leaves; br. panicles.
Poa ensiformis Sword Tussock-grass Vigorous rhiz. tussock; purple sheath lower leaves.
Poa labillardieri Common Tussock-grass Large; widespread; rough grey-green leaves; moist soils
Poa morrisii Soft Tussock-grass Attractive, soft grass; moist, well-drained; accent plant
Poa sieberiana Grey Tussock-grass Variable; adaptable, dense tufted; grows under trees
Rytidosperma caespitosum Common Wallaby Grass Tussock; 1m. common and widespread.
Rytidosperma fulvum Copper-awned Wallaby Grass Long, fluffy, crowded spikelets
Rytidosperma geniculatum Kneed Wallaby Grass Shorter; tolerant of most soils; useful in lawns.
Rytidosperma racemosum Clustered Wallaby-grass Component of lawns; fine; adaptable to most soils.
Rytidosperma setaceum Bristly Wallaby-grass Slender; adaptable to a range of soils.
Rytidosperma tenuior Purplish Wallaby-grass Erect; common on well-drained soils.
Other Wallaby-grasses when identified and available
Themeda triandra Kangaroo Grass Widespread, tussock; adaptable.

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