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(Pennisetum Clandestinum)

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The Kikuyu Grass natural habitat is in elevated areas particularly in soils of volcanic origin. Initially Kikuyu was introduced as a pasture grass because of it’s relatively high protein value but is now used extensively as a lawn grass all around Australia.

New male sterile seeded varieties will be commercially available in the next 12 months.

Kikuyu Advantages

  • Establishes quickly
  • Dense coverage reducing weed infestation
  • Recovers quickly from damage
  • Low fertilizer requirement once fully established
  • Very rapid spring green up

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Kikuyu Disadvantages

  • Very vigorous growth
  • Requires frequent mowing
  • Invasive of other grasses and gardens
  • Susceptible to some herbicides