A clumping grass-like perennial with broad green foliage and masses of perfumed yellow flowers in spring. Great as a background or mass planting in the garden. Grows in sandy to clay soils, and full sun to shaded positions.
|Scientific Name:||Lomandra longifolia|
|Common Name:||Mat Rush|
|Plant Type:||Grass or grass-like|
|Height:||0.6 ~ 0.7 metres|
|Width:||0.6 ~ 0.7 metres|
|Ph Level:||Mildly acid, Neutral|
|Soil Type:||Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Poor soil|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Poolside, Coastal garden, Drought resistant|
|Climate Zone:||Sub-tropical, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade|
|Soil Moisture:||Dry, Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage|
|Special Uses:||Erosion control, Pollution tolerant, Fast growing|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Other insects, Lizards|
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