Smutsfinger grass is a summer growing perennial forage crop. Smutsfinger grass plants can be extremely variable with regards to their manner of growth; mostly being tufted, some cultivars include stolons, while others contain rhizomes. Stolons and rhizomes enable plants to be highly adaptable while also providing good soil cover for erosion control.
Where to use Smutsfinger Grass
This grass is best adapted to areas where the annual rainfall exceeds 500 mm, but will grow where rainfall is as low as 300 mm per annum.