Native grasses rushes and sedges

Local, indigenous, native grasses rushes and sedges.

These native grasses rushes and sedges are indigenous to the Maroondah, Manningham and Yarra Ranges council areas and are perfectly adapted to these locations. Seeds are collected by experienced and licensed collectors and grown locally, for private gardens council land and revegetation areas.

Native grasses, rushes and sedges grown.

Carex fasicularis     Gahnia sieberiana     Joycea pallida     Lomandra filiformis     Lomandra longifolia
Microlaena stipoides     Poa ensiformis     Poa labillardieri     Poa sieberiana var


carex fasicularis

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Carex fasicularis
Common Name: Tassel Sedge
Size: 0.5-1m Tall * about 1m Wide
Requirements: Partial sun. Moist to swampy soil.
Localities: Uncommon in Maroondah, but widespread in the Shire of Yarra Ranges.
Coarse tufted plant with triangular stems. Excellent for waterside revegetation. A graceful tussock, tolerant of innundation and useful in erosion control.


 

Gahnia sieberiana

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Gahnia sieberiana
Common Name: Red-Fruited Saw Sedge
Size: 1-2m Tall * 0.5-2m Wide
Requirements: Full or partial sun. Moist soils, tolerating drier conditions when established.
Localities: Common in moist areas throughout Maroondah, Manningham and the Shire of Yarra Ranges.
Large, attractive clumping perennial sedge.  Good soil stabiliser.  Bird seed feeder.  Butterfly foliage provider.  Tolerates wet soils.


Joycea pallida

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Joycea pallida
Common Name: Red Anther Wallaby Grass
Size: Leaves to 0.3m Tall. May spread to around 1m wide with age.
Requirements: Full to partial sun. Well drained soils, tolerating dry and wet periods.
Localities: Common throughout Maroondah, Manningham and the Shire of Yarra Ranges.
Attractive graceful grass, especially cascading over banks. Bird seed provider.  Good drought tolerance, grows well under established Eucalypts.


Lomandra filiformis

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Lomandra filiformis
Common Name: Wattle Mat-Rush
Size: 10-30cm Tall
Requirements: Full to partial sun. Well drained dry or moist soils.
Localities: Common throughout Maroondah, Manningham and the Shire of Yarra Ranges.
Excellent long-lived plant for use in grassy areas and rockeries. Grown for form rather than flowers. Bird seed provider. Tolerant of dry shady conditions once established.
Two sub-species, one with finer foliage.


Lomandra longifolia

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Lomandra longifolia
Common Name: Spiny-headed Mat-Rush
Size: 0.5-1m Tall * 0.5-1.2m Wide
Requirements: Full shade to full sun. Well drained position.
Localities: Occurs throughout Maroondah, Manningham and the Shire of Yarra Ranges.
Large bright evergreen tussock plant. Very tough, will grow in dry shade. Excellent bird and butterfly feeder. Very easily established and drought tolerant.


Microlaena stipoides

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Microlaena stipoides
Common Name: Weeping Grass
Size: To 30cm tall * 60cm wide.
Requirements: Full or partial sun. Moist, well drained soils.
Localities: Common throughout Maroondah, Manningham and the Shire of Yarra Ranges.
Perennial grass with graceful arching stems. Good lawn grass for shady and even dry conditions. Butterfly foliage provider.  One of the best colonising species for regeneration of understorey.


Poa ensiformis

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Poa ensiformis
Common Name: Purple-Sheath Tussock Grass
Size: 0.3-0.75m Tall * 1m. Stems to 1.5m
Requirements: Partial sun to full shade. Prefers moist soil.
Localities: Common in moist sites around Maroondah, the Shire of Yarra Ranges and Manningham.
Excellent plant for a moist shaded site.  Very useful plant for streamside erosion control. Can cut back after flowering to promote new growth. Bird seed and caterpillar foliage provider.


Poa labillardieri

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Poa labillardieri
Common Name: Common Tussock Grass
Size: 0.3-0.8m Tall, stems to 1.8m Tall * up to 1.3m wide
Requirements: Full or partial sun. Moist, well drained soils.
Localities: Common throughout Maroondah and the Shire of Yarra Ranges.
Its striking form makes it useful in many landscaping situations.  Fast growing, vigorous grass.  Can cut back or de-thatch with a metal rake after seeding to encourage new growth.  Bird seed and butterfly foliage provider.


Poa sieberiana var

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Poa sieberiana var
Common Name: Tussock Grass
Size: 15-30cm Tall * 40cm wide. Flower stems to 90cm tall.
Requirements: Full to part sun. Well drained soils, tolerating dryness.
Localities: Widespread throughout Maroondah, the Shire of Yarra Ranges and Manningham.
Easily grown species, with reasonable drought tolerance. Can be established under existing eucalypts. Bird seed and butterfly foliage provider.


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