Lomandra fluviatilis ‘Shara’ – Mat Rush

 

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
Family:Lomandraceae
Common Name:Mat Rush
Plant Type:Grass or grass-like
Height:0.4 ~ 0.5 metres
Width:0.5 ~ 0.6 metres
Flower Colour:Cream
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
Growth Habit:Evergreen
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Dry, Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Fragrant, Border plant, Attractive foliage
Special Uses:Erosion control, Pollution tolerant, Fast growing, Playground friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Other insects, Lizards

Neutrog Bush Tucker & medal

Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertilizer for this plant.