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Austrodanthonia caespitosa

Common Wallaby-grass
(now known as Rytidosperma caespitosum)

Species Description

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Species description

Cultivation and Uses

This link will give you information about climate parameters, tolerance of climate extremes and adverse soils, biological traits under cultivation, soil factors, uses and potentially undesirable attributes.

Cultivation and uses

Plant Growing Stages


2 Months

4 Months

6 Months


Seed Description

Seed Pre-Treatment




Germinates within 2-3 weeks (up to 8 weeks in winter).
Not necessary to thin.

Cool season grass - best sown in cooler months.

Pests and Disease
When to Sow Seeds / Temperature to Sow

Autumn-Early Spring
Optimum germination temperature 15-25°C.

Seed Collection Timeframe

Late November - January

Storage and Ripening

If seed collected in drier areas, store 6 months for ripening before sowing.
Seed maintains viability for several years stored at room temperature.

Grows from Cuttings