Lomandra longifolia, commonly known as Mat Rush, is a hardy landscape plant with many applications from commercial to domestic gardens. It makes a great filler plant with very low maintenance. The common form of Lomandra longifolia has high variability in its form. At Bluedale we limit this natural variability by collecting seed from carefully selected forms which have proven to grow well in both coastal and inland climates.
H: 1 metre to 1.5 metres W: 1 metre to 1.3 metres
Spring & Summer with yellow perfumed flowers.
Lomandra grows in full sun and up to 70% shade. It will handle full exposure to coastal winds with only a little leaf tip burn. Good in coastal humidity and grows well inland where it can handle cold to –10ºC and heavy frost - once established after the first season.
Sandy loam, and free draining clay loams
Trim foliage in spring by half every 3 to 5 years, or as needed. Annual trimming can give a topiary effect which looks great. Fertilize after trimming. Be careful when re-mulching and don’t over water.
Viro-tubes & 140mm Pots
Mass planting; Viro-tubes 5 to 7/m2, Pots 3 to 5/m2 Specimen planting; Viro-tubes 3/m2, Pots 1 to 3/m2