Whittet Kikuyu (Pennisetum clandestinum)
Whittet Kikuyu is a deep rooted, self-repairing perennial grass. Whittet Kikuyu is very popular in coastal areas of the south-west Western Australia for sheep and cattle pastures. Palatability is high when the sward is kept grazed short and has significant legume content, older growth is not readily eaten. Whittet Kikuyu forms a dense pasture and spreads by stolons. The stolons will creep above and below the soil surface. Kikuyu is generally later spring, summer and early autumn active while the weather is warm, Kikuyu will provide very little winter growth. Kikuyu is very suitable drought tolerant warm season grass.