Microlaena stipoides – Weeping Grass

A small slender native grass with lime green leaves. Microlaena can be used to create a native lawn. To get the best results plant them about 10cm apart. The possibility of a microleana lawn has inspired the imagination of gardeners seeking a truly native grass lawn. Microleana in its natural wild state forms low growing dense swards of grass covering large areas. Trying to reproduce that effect isn’t easy but can be done given enough time and dedication. Microleana lawns are ideal for shady areas and need very little mowing.

Uses: Lawn alternative, mass planting

Dimensions: Height: 30-75cm tall and glabrous (smooth)

Flowering: The seed heads are weeping and ripen from December to May in southern Australia

Aspect: Microlaena is naturally found growing in shady areas of bushland under trees. It can grow in full sun if the plants or lawn is irrigated over summer
Soil type: Microlaena performs best in soils that are moist during summer heat such as loam and clay loams
Planting rates: 10cm apart

Maintenance: Low to average

Available sizes: tubes
Availability: contact Bluedale Wholesale  Nursery for current availability list or to discuss our pre-grow commercial plant service.