Themeda triandra

Water Needs

low

Themeda triandra
grass
Red Grass Rooigras

40 cm – 1.2 m

Size

Light Conditions

sun

Frost

low; moderate; hardy

Flowers

cream ; spring; summer; autumn; October - July

sun; grassland meadow; rockery gravel; dry soil; sandy soil; clay soil; windy exposed; slope bank; wildlife birds

Garden Situation

Habitat

grassland; bushveld; Coastal KZN; Coastal Eastern Cape; desert; Fynbos; Urban Streets; Rocky places

Region

thicket; Subtropical East Coast; Western Cape; Karoo; Bushveld savanna

Rain Season

summer; winter

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Description

An attractive see-through grass with slender blue-green leaves in spring becoming greener through summer, and a lovely red-brown in winter. Hanging spiklets – or awns – add lovely textural interest to a grassland garden. Hardy and drought-resistant, this grass is unfussy about soil type, but does require full sun. Height is very variable, between 40 cm – 1.2 m. Eastern Cape, Free State, Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, Northern Cape, North West, Western Cape

Themeda triandra
Themeda triandra
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