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Chionochloa pallida

Silvertop Wallaby-grass
(previously known as Joycea pallida now known as Rytidospema pallidum)

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


Smoke treatment may improve results.



Germinates in 4-8 weeks.

Not necessary to thin. Smoke treatment improves germination rate for fresh seeds.

Pests and Disease
When to Sow Seeds / Temperature to Sow

Late Spring-Summer

Seed Collection Timeframe


Storage and Ripening

4 month after-ripening period. Seed retains viability for 2-3 years

Grows from Cuttings