The verdant, dark green, narrow foliage is the outstanding feature of this ultra-tough, long-lived lomandra. The fine leaves and slightly weeping habit give this versatile lomandra a beautiful tussocky, grass-like appearance that makes it one of the best landscape plants on the market. It produces slightly fragrant flowers amongst the foliage and is perfect for borders, mass landscape plantings and is safe for playground use as well.
It is virtually maintenance free but can be cut back to the ground every few years if it starts to develop too much dead foliage.
|Scientific Name:||Lomandra longifolia|
|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, Alkaline|
|Soil Type:||Sandy, Clay, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix, Poor soil|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Container growing, Cold climate, Coastal garden, Drought resistant|
|Climate Zone:||Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool, Semi-arid|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade, Half shade|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Dense foliage, Weeping|
|Soil Moisture:||Dry, Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Border plant|
|Special Uses:||Erosion control, Pollution tolerant, Fast growing, Playground friendly|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Seed eating birds, Lizards|
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