Varieties of Wallaby grass species supplied by Native Seeds
Griffin Weeping grass is ideal for a high quality lawn and for passive recreation. Once established, it has low maintenance needs and requires minimal watering. It grows in shade. This variety was developed by the University of New England specifically for lawns.
Weeping grass var. Griffin – Nelson approves!
Ovens Weeping grass was selected from a grass population that originated in the wheat / sheep zone near the NSW Victorian border and has considerable heat and drought tolerance. It is a larger plant which produces considerable dry matter of high grazing quality. It is the fastest germinating and establishing variety of those Native Seeds is producing. It was developed by the NSW Department of Land and Water Conservation (DLWC) through research funded by DLWC and the Meat and Livestock Association, the Land and Water Resources Research and Development Corporation, and the Victorian Department of Natural Resources and the Environment.
Bremmer (LIG 704)
This grass was also developed in the LIGULE program that gave rise to the Ovens variety. It was selected from a grass population that originated in the medium rainfall zone where grazing is the principal activity. It is an upright plant with medium textured leaves and a strong tolerance to acid soil conditions. It is more stout than Ovens and a very good complement to it when sown together.
Burra Weeping grass is a useful all round grass. It is deep green in colour, is tolerant of highly acid soils and has a high drought tolerance. It can be used for lawns or for revegetation.
This variety was bred by Native Seeds especially for the turf and amenity market in the cooler climates of Australia. It is a deep green colour, finely textured and has dense foliage. When fully established, it is very hardy and can withstand hot, dry conditions. Native Seeds expects to have seed of this variety available from 2006.