An easy care and very dense growing lime green Lomandra that has proven to be as tough as nails for both garden and landscaping work. The fine foliage grows into a symmetrical clump which is very ground covering, self mulching and deterring weed growth. Tolerant of heavy frost and drought, it likes a well drained soils. Best in acid to neutral soil, from sub tropical to cool climates. If it becomes untidy, simply cut back hard to encourage fresh new growth, wear gloves to avoid scratches from leaf edges. The seeds are edible.
|Scientific Name:||Lomandra longifolia|
|Other Common Names:||Mat Rush|
|Plant Type:||Ground cover, Grass or grass-like, Clumping perennial|
|Height:||0.5 ~ 0.6 metres|
|Width:||0.5 ~ 0.6 metres|
|Flower Colour:||Cream, Yellow|
|Flowering Time:||Spring, Summer|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral|
|Soil Type:||Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Poor soil|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Poolside, Container growing, Cold climate, Coastal garden, Drought resistant|
|Climate Zone:||Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Dense foliage, Spreading, Mound-shaped|
|Soil Moisture:||Dry, Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates heavy frost, Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Groundcover, Border plant|
|Special Features:||Edible, Erosion control, Pollution tolerant, Playground friendly|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Seed eating birds, Other insects, Lizards|
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