More Online Information
The following are for general information, research and ideas - some species or cultivars referred to in links may be unavailable in Australia or unsuitable for Queensland conditions
Purple Fountain Grass
Also known as Red Fountain Grass or Pennisetum 'Burgundy Giant' (whether this is a distinct cultivar or simply an an alternative name is uncertain).
syn. Thysanolaena latifolia
These links have been moved to a separate page: Tiger grass
Links about Zoysia tenuifolia have been included on the Turf page
Australian Native Grasses
If you're interested in the use of grasses as ornamentals, why not explore the potential of Australian native species?
information on native grasses and their use in agriculture
The Pricelessness of Kangaroo Grass
) Australian Native Plants Society (Australia) Formerly the Association of Societies for Growing Australian Plants (ASGAP)
Australian Native Plants Society (Australia) Formerly the Association of Societies for Growing Australian Plants (ASGAP)
Prickly Couch Zoysia macrantha
. Coastal Plant Regeneration, Hunter and Central Coast Regional Environmental Management Strategy
Sand spinifex grass
) Department of Environment and Resource Management, Queensland (PDF)
More to come in future updates...
Mexican Feather Grass traders go to court
Bunnings plus several wholesale nurseries have pleaded guilty in the Melbourne Magistrates Court to buying and selling Mexican Feather Grass in 2008. As part of an out-of-court settlement, Bunnings have agreed to implement better systems and staff training to prevent noxious weeds being distributed in the future. Source: Bunnings Fined Over Prohibited Weed (July 2010)
Mexican Feather Grass (Nassella tenuissima) has been introduced into Queensland as mislabelled nursery stock. This Class 1 declared weed poses a threat to agriculture and the environment. If you suspect that the feature grass you have recently bought or had installed in your lansdscape might be Mexican Feather Grass, contact Biosecurity Queensland on 13 25 23. Do not move or dump the plant. You can find more information and pictures of the weed at the Department of Primary Industries and Fisheries website. (November, 2008)
Update April, 2009: Biosecurity Queensland want to track down remaining feather grass plants that were distributed throughout Qld by mistake last year. If you suspect you have one of these plants, or know where one is, do not move or dump the plant. Contact Biosecurity Queensland immediately on 13 25 23.