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Katambora Rhodes Grass

  1. Acreage/Paddock
  2. Horse Pasture

Katambora Rhodes is a versatile diploid pasture grass that will grow in a range of soil types. It is an earlier flowering variety that is well suited to hay production.

Katambora Rhodes has superior frost tolerance, salt tolerance and drought tolerance than the Callide Rhodes. It has fine leaves and stems and has the ability to grow in lower fertility soils. It can remain leafy and productive into Autumn.

Katambora Rhodes can be sown in cooler areas of Australia, providing the locations align with the temperature and rainfall recommendations. The optimum growing temperature for Rhodes Grasses is in the range of 20-37ºC.

Katambora Rhodes will cope with a wider variation in soil moisture conditions than other varieties and will cope with periodic waterlogging.


Sowing Rate:  10kg/ha.

FROM $ 149

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Katambora Rhodes Grass originated in Africa.

Climate: The optimum growing temperature for Rhodes Grasses is in the range of 20-37ºC.

Sowing Tips: Sow at 10kg/ha.

Optimum Sowing Time: We recommend sowing Katambora Rhodes Grass between September and  March, depending on the climate, and when there is more probability of receiving consecutive rain days.

Germination: Approximately 7 days depending on climate, soil preparation and conditions. Full coverage is expected by 3 months. Root system can take 12 months to mature and fully establish.

Water: Katambora Rhodes will cope with a wider variation in soil moisture conditions than other varieties and will cope with periodic water logging. Katambora Rhodes vigorous root system gives a degree of drought resistance. It requires 600mm – 1200mm rainfall annually unless irrigated.

Fertilising: Production levels decline without a vigorous legume or the use of fertiliser Nitrogen.

Mowing: Katambora Rhodes grass is very tolerant to cutting or grazing. The stand should be maintained in a leafy condition by fairly regular cutting/slashing or grazing, as the feeding value declines rapidly with onset of flowering. However, too frequent cutting or grazing (approx every 14 days) leads to production losses and stand decline.

Grazing: Rhodes grass should not be grazed in the first year until the plants and runners are well anchored. This may not occur until rains in autumn. Please ensure you rest the plants to see how well they are anchored before grazing.

Seed and Package Details: 100% Katambora Rhodes Grass Seeds

Independently Tested: A seed certificate available on request

Ideal Usage: Pastures


NOTE: Pasture Seed and Animal Health

When purchasing seeds through McKays Grass Seeds, the buyer acknowledges that McKays Grass Seeds is not liable for any animal health issues that may arise from our pasture seeds.

It is the buyers responsibility to contact a certified agronomist to ensure they are purchasing the correct seeds, in the correct quantities for their property, location and animals.


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  • Warm
  • Cool

Warm season grasses thrive during the warmer months in Spring and Summer and may go dormant in cooler climates through winter.

Cool season grasses thrive during the cooler months in Winter

Seed information

Shade tolerance (Weather)

  • Full Sun
  • Part Shade
  • Heavy Shade
  • Full Shade

Drought tolerance (Weather)

  • Moderate
  • Good
  • Excellent

Traffic tolerance (Weather)

  • Moderate
  • Good
  • Excellent

Frost tolerance

  • Poor
  • Moderate
  • Good
  • Excellent

Average days to germination

  • 2-3 Weeks
  • 2-4 Weeks
  • 3-4 Weeks

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Standard Delivery

Australia Wide

$9 - Orders are dispatched within 24 hours via regular Australia post(3-5 Business days)

Express Post Transport Within Australia

Have your order sent via AusPost EXPRESS POST for a flat rate of $15

WA Customers

Due to quarantine restrictions, a $75 fee may apply on any seed products shipped to WA that would need to be cleared by customs. For any WA orders, contact us directly to enquire and place an oder

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