A clumping grass-like perennial with bright green narrow foliage which is slightly weeping. Great as a border or pot plant. Good for coastal plantings, drought and frost tolerant. If the foliage gets damaged, it is easy to cut any unsightly top growth away to let the plant resprout with healthy new growth. Flowers are insignificant and hidden amongst the foliage.
|Scientific Name:||Lomandra confertifolia|
|Common Name:||Mat Rush|
|Plant Type:||Grass or grass-like|
|Height:||0.4 ~ 0.8 metres|
|Width:||0.4 ~ 0.8 metres|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral|
|Soil Type:||Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Poor soil|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Poolside, Coastal garden, Drought resistant|
|Climate Zone:||Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool, Semi-arid|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade|
|Soil Moisture:||Dry, Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Groundcover, Border plant|
|Special Uses:||Erosion control, Pollution tolerant, Fast growing, Playground friendly|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Other insects, Lizards|
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