A very attractive fine leaf grey foliage Lomandra, tough and very easy care, and is a great accent plant and for massed landscaping. Tolerates moderate frost and drought, best in full sun, also in part shade. Grows to 80 cms tall and 50 cms wide. Has cream flowers amongst the foliage in summer.
|Scientific Name:||Lomandra longifolia|
|Cultivar:||Long John Silver|
|Plant Type:||Grass or grass-like, Clumping perennial|
|Height:||0.6 ~ 0.8 metres|
|Width:||0.3 ~ 0.6 metres|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral, Alkaline|
|Soil Type:||Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Poolside, Container growing, Coastal garden, Drought resistant|
|Climate Zone:||Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade|
|Growth Habit:||Dense foliage|
|Soil Moisture:||Dry, Well-drained|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Feature plant, Border plant|
|Special Uses:||Erosion control, Fast growing|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Butterflies, Other insects|
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