Lomandra glauca ‘Aussie Blue Grass’ – Lomandra

A lovely steel blue foliaged Lomandra, a strappy leafed perennial native grass. Older leaves are more green, making a nice contrast. Great for massed planting and for bordering, it makes a great native substitute for Liriope. It is low maintenance and drought tolerant, and has an upright growth habit. Suits sun to part shade, and most soils as long as they are well drained. It can be cut back hard to rejuvenate the plant.

Family:Lomandraceae
Scientific Name:Lomandra glauca
Cultivar:Aussie Blue Grass
Common Name:Lomandra
Other Common Names:Mat Rush
Plant Type:Grass or grass-like, Clumping perennial
Height:0.3 ~ 0.4 metres
Width:0.3 ~ 0.4 metres
Flower Colour:Cream
Flowering Time:Summer
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Poolside, Container growing, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Mediterranean
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Weeping
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Well-drained
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Groundcover, Border plant, Attractive foliage, Lawn alternative
Special Uses:Erosion control, Playground friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Lizards

 

 


 

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

 


 

 

Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for native plants.