Themeda 'Big Blue' - is a large growing Kangaroo grass with blue foliage

Themeda ‘Big Blue’ is a large growing native Kangaroo Grass with blue foliage and towering seed head which in good soil conditions can reach to 1.6 metres tall. It is ideal for creating grass planting borders and the blue foliage is a good backdrop for other plants with contrasting foliage colours

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Themeda australis `Big Blue`

Themeda australis ‘Big Blue’ is a select made from growing thousands of seed-grown native Kangaroo grasses. This is a robust grass suited to a wide range of climates and soil types from Melbourne to Canberra and into south-eastern Queensland. Like most Kangaroo Grass there is no issue with self-seeding so it is safe to use knowing you will not create an environment weed as some other grasses do. Themeda ‘Big Blue’ contrasts beautifully with variegated grasses and looks great with red foliage plants.

Height & Width

Can grow to 1.6 metres tall X 60 cm wide at the baseGrou

Flowers and Fruit

Flowers in spring through summer with the seed heads remaining until late autumn


Full sun to partial shade, maintains is best foliage colour in sun

Soil Type

Wide range of free draining soils


Cut back and remove old seed heads in late autumn and if needed trim back the foliage in early spring

Planting Rates

1 to 3 per square metre

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