Lomandra confertifolia ssp pallida ‘Golden Spray’ – Mat Rush

A tough and low maintenance grassy perennial, Golden Spray has a lovely weeping form with golden-lime foliage. In summer it has yellow flower spikes amongst the foliage, and they are subtly fragrant. Adaptable to most soil types as long as they are well drained, frost and drought tolerant once established. Grows in full sun to part shade.

Family:Lomandraceae
Scientific Name:Lomandra confertifolia ssp pallida
Cultivar:Golden Spray
Common Name:Lomandra
Other Common Names:Mat Rush
Plant Type:Grass or grass-like, Clumping perennial
Height:0.3 ~ 0.7 metres
Width:0.3 ~ 0.5 metres
Flower Colour:Yellow
Flowering Time:Summer
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Poor soil
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Poolside, Container growing, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Warm temperate, Mediterranean
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Dense foliage
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Well-drained
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Groundcover, Border plant
Special Uses:Edible, Erosion control, Pollution tolerant, Fast growing, Playground friendly

 

 


 

WHERE TO GET YOUR PLANT

 

Once you have found the plant that you want, the next step is to find where to get it. Visit or ring your favourite nursery to see if they have it in stock. If they don’t, they may be able to order it in for you.  Specialist nurseries are also able to give great advice, and if they don’t have the plant you want, they can often suggest an alternative to you. Below is a list of our favourite specialist nurseries, and some who do mail order. Click on the links for their details-

 

The Wildflower Place Erina – NSW 

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Newcastle Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Cool Country Natives – ACT

 

Wimmera Native Nursery – Victoria

 

Zanthorrea Nursery – Perth WA

 

Manuka Native Nursery – South Australia

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – mail order

 

The Native Shop – mail order

 


 

 

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