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Themeda avenacea

Native Oat Grass, Kangaroo Grass

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 in 2-4 weeks (longer in cool weather).
Not necessary to thin.

To reduce dormancy of seed /shorten the after-ripening period, dry heat (60°C for 1 month) or stratification for one month can be used.

Pests and Disease
When to Sow Seeds / Temperature to Sow


Seed Collection Timeframe

Storage and Ripening

May have after-ripening period of 2-12 months depending on where seed collected - seed collected from VIC should only have a short after-ripening period.

Grows from Cuttings