A clumping grass-like perennial with broad shiny green foliage and masses of scented yellow flowers in spring. Great as a background plant or for mass planting in the garden and larger landscaping. Grows well in both sun and shade, tolerant of humidity and damper soils. Will handle periods of dryness, but watering will produce a happier plant. Suits most soil types, great for erosion control, for rain gardens and the thick growth will suppress weeds. Fertilise in spring.
|Scientific Name:||Lomandra hystrix|
|Common Name:||Mat Rush|
|Plant Type:||Grass or grass-like|
|Height:||1.5 ~ 1.8 metres|
|Soil Type:||Sandy, Clay, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Poor soil|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Poolside, Container growing, Coastal garden|
|Climate Zone:||Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool, Semi-arid|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade, Half shade, Heavy shade|
|Soil Moisture:||Dry, Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage, Boggy poorly drained|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Special Uses:||Erosion control, Pollution tolerant, Fast growing, Playground friendly|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Other insects, Lizards|
Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for this plant.