A clumping grass-like perennial with broad shiny green foliage and masses of fragrant yellow flowers in spring. A much more compact form of Lomandra hystrix than normal. Great as a background plant or for mass planting. Phytophthora resistant, tolerant of high humidity and wet summer. Tolerates light frost. Will do well in a wide range of soil types including clay, sun to quite shady. Good for erosion control and for rain gardens, to stabilise banks.
|Scientific Name:||Lomandra hystrix|
|Common Name:||Mat Rush|
|Plant Type:||Grass or grass-like, Clumping perennial|
|Height:||0.7 ~ 1.5 metres|
|Width:||0.7 ~ 1 metre|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral, Alkaline|
|Soil Type:||Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Poor soil|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Coastal garden, Drought resistant|
|Climate Zone:||Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Mediterranean|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade, Half shade, Heavy shade|
|Soil Moisture:||Dry, Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage, Boggy poorly drained|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Feature plant, Fragrant, Border plant|
|Special Uses:||Erosion control, Pollution tolerant, Fast growing, Playground friendly|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Other insects, Lizards|
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