Lomandra longifolia

Lomandra longifolia

Lomandra longifolia

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Common name and scientific name of the plant: "Lomandra longifolia - Mat Rush"

Description of the plant's appearance: Lomandra longifolia, commonly known as Mat Rush, is a hardy and versatile evergreen perennial. It forms dense tufts of arching, strap-like leaves that are vibrant green, providing a lush and grass-like aesthetic to your landscape. This Australian native plant is valued for its adaptability and low-maintenance nature.

Growing requirements: Thriving in full sun to partial shade, Lomandra longifolia is well-suited for a variety of soil types, including sandy and clay soils. It's drought-tolerant, making it an excellent choice for water-wise gardens, and requires minimal pruning to maintain its tidy appearance.

Unique plant features: The resilience of Lomandra longifolia makes it a standout in tough conditions. Its graceful foliage and compact form make it an attractive choice for both formal and informal garden settings. It also produces inconspicuous yellow flowers on tall spikes.

Suggestions for use: Use Lomandra longifolia as a ground cover, border plant, or in mass plantings. Its ability to thrive in diverse conditions makes it a reliable and versatile addition to gardens of all sizes.

Light requirement: Full Sun and Part sun/part shade

Water requirement: Low

Watering frequency:

Soil: Well-drained, sandy, or clay soils

Skill level: Beginner

Growth rate: Intermediate

Suitable for containers: Yes

More info: Lomandra longifolia prefers full sun to partial shade and well-drained soil. It's drought-tolerant once established and requires minimal pruning. Trim old foliage in late winter to encourage new growth.

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Drought tolerance: High

Frost tolerance: Medium

Wind tolerance: High

Disease and pest susceptibility: Generally resistant to pests and diseases.

Mature height: 90 cm

Mature width: 75 cm

Suitable for shaping: No

Colour: Vibrant green

Variegation: No

Size: Small/medium

Seasonality: Evergreen

Flowering: Yes; profuse/bright display

Flower colour: Inconspicuous yellow flowers on tall spikes

Flower fragrant: No

Flowering season: Spring to summer

Fruit: No

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