A clumping grass-like perennial with narrow leaves that have a slight blue-grey tinge. A good hardy and care free plant for borders or containers, and for larger landscaping uses. It copes with humidity and less well drained soils better than some other Lomandras, but does not like boggy conditions. Phytophthora resistant. It has scented yellow to cream flowers in spring and summer. If growth becomes untidy, it is simple to cut back for fresh new growth. Drought and frost tolerant.
|Scientific Name:||Lomandra fluviatilis|
|Common Name:||Mat Rush|
|Plant Type:||Grass or grass-like|
|Height:||0.4 ~ 0.5 metres|
|Width:||0.5 ~ 0.6 metres|
|Flowering Time:||Spring, Summer|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral, Alkaline|
|Soil Type:||Sandy, Clay, 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:||Fragrant, Border plant, Attractive foliage|
|Special Features:||Erosion control, Pollution tolerant, Fast growing|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Other insects, Lizards|
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