Lomandra hystrix ‘Tropic Belle’ Mat Rush


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
Flower Colour:Cream
Flowering Time:Spring
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
Growth Habit:Evergreen
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



Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for native plants