Lomandra longifolia ‘Tanika’ Mat Rush

A clumping grass-like perennial with attractive narrow bluish-green foliage and masses of perfumed yellow flowers in spring. Great as a background or mass planting in the garden. This cultivar has proven to be very adaptable and is arguably the best Lomandra on the market for appearance and all round performance. Grows in sandy to clay soils, and full sun to shaded positions.

Family:Lomandraceae
Scientific Name:Lomandra longifolia
Cultivar:Tanika
Common Name:Mat Rush
Plant Type:Grass or grass-like
Height:0.5 metres
Width:0.6 metres
Flower Colour:Yellow
Flowering Time:Spring
Ph Level:Mildly acid, Neutral
Soil Type:Sandy, Clay, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Poor soil
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Poolside, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool, Semi-arid
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Dry, Well-drained
Special Uses:Erosion control, Pollution tolerant, Fast growing
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Other insects, Lizards

 

 


 

WHERE TO GET YOUR PLANT

 

Once you have found the plant that you want, the next step is to find where to get it. Visit or ring your favourite nursery to see if they have it in stock. If they don’t, they may be able to order it in for you.  Specialist nurseries are also able to give great advice, and if they don’t have the plant you want, they can often suggest an alternative to you. Below is a list of our favourite specialist nurseries, and some who do mail order. Click on the links for their details-

 

The Wildflower Place Erina – NSW 

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Newcastle Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Cool Country Natives – ACT

 

Wimmera Native Nursery – Victoria

 

Zanthorrea Nursery – Perth WA

 

Manuka Native Nursery – South Australia

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – mail order

 

The Native Shop – mail order

 


 

 

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