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Rytidosperma pallidum

Silvertop Wallaby-grass
(previously known as Chionochloa pallida and Joycea pallida)

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 months after-ripening period.
Seed retains viability for 2-3 years stored at room temperature.

Grows from Cuttings