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MINGO - A low growing native Kangaroo grass with blue foliage

Mingo is a prostrate, blue form of Kangaroo Grass (Themeda australis) that makes an excellent groundcover plant. The beautiful blue foliage contrasts nicely with the rusty, reddish-brown flower heads. Mingo is an ideal ground for native gardens and can make an informal native lawn.

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Themeda australis `Mingo`

Themeda australis ‘Mingo’ is a tough, hardy grass that will add a touch of colour to the garden with its blue foliage, which changes colour in autumn to get purple and reddish tones. Mingo has sterile seeds, so it will never become weed-like other grasses can. Mingo can be planted and trained as an informal native lawn; the key to success is to plant 20 plants per m2 and mow on a high mower setting so you don’t scalp the grass.

Height & Width

20 - 30cm tall X 50 - 60cm wide.


Mingo will grow in full sun and in up to 50% shade.

Soil Type

A wide range, loam, clay loam and free draining clay.


Trim back foliage by 2/3 annually in spring to re-fresh the foliage. Fertilize with slow release fertilizer after trimming.

Flowers and Fruit

Flowers in spring to early summer

Planting Rates

4 to 6 per square metre or 10 to 20 for a native lawn

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