Native Grass Seed
Native Grass Seed
Native grass seed, which is harvested from Winona’s grassland, is available for purchase: Seed is available most of the time and is sold with germination test results.
The main grasses stocked are:
- Warrego (Paspalidium distans)
- Red grass (Bothriochloa Macra)
- Arm grass millet (Brachiaria Milliformis)
- Wallaby grass (Danthonia sp.)
Red Grass (Bothriochloa macra)
Red grass is a perennial summer growing C4 grass. It’s growth commences in late spring and continues through the warmer months until first frost when it goes onto dormancy during the winter.
It has good grazing value when young and grows naturally over a large area of Australia, Winona sells red grass seed germination tested uncleaned, in floret form.
Warrego Summer Grass (Paspalidium Distans)
This species of paspalidium grows on lighter soils with a Ph range above 5. It grows naturally in a large geographic which includes eastern Queensland, the tableland and slopes of NSW and Victoria.
It is a summer growing C4 perennial grass, growing from October to first frost. It is one of the most palatable and productive native grass species which responds well to summer rain growing to a height of 70 cm.
Warrego seed is small, 1.5mm long, and awn-less. Winona Warrego seed is cleaned and germination tested, pre purchase, and is one of the few native grass seeds that can be sown though a normal seed box, being planted on its own or mixed with other pasture seeds.
Green Summer Grass
Green summer grass, also known as arm grass millet, is regarded as a short-lived perennial grass that produces large quantities of small-medium seed (clover size). It is a colonising species which will spread rapidly; consequently, it will establish quickly from seed. Because of this, it is excellent to sow to transition property to perennial native species
I have found this an excellent grass which produces large quantities of very high-quality summer forage from late spring to early winter when it goes into winter dormancy.