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Lomandra longifolia - Mat rush

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Common names: 

Spiny-head, Mat-rush, Basket Grass

An Australian native that grows in most states except for the Northern Territory and Western Australia.

A tuft forming perennial rush grass that has line arching evergreen leaves and during its flowering period it produces panicle of clusters of sessile flowers. Each cluster has a sharp, slender, straw-coloured bract at its base, which gives it a dense spike-like structure.

It can grows in a range of sandy soils, in swamps and wet places to the mountain zone, on banks of creeks, rocky hillsides, cliffs and open forests. Extremely tough and ideal for a range uses such creek and river erosion bank support, landscaping borders and dry areas. 

  • Perennial Grass
  • Evergreen
  • Frost hardy
  • Will grow in all states 

Sow Direct or Raise Seedlings. Well drained soil media

Watering Method: Bog Method/ Capillary until germination as occurred.

Sowing Depth 6mm. Keep Moist
When to sow in Australia

Tropical: Autumn and Winter

Temperate: Spring and Autumn

Cool climate: Spring and Autumn

Germination 5 to 8 weeks at 23 – 25°C
Plant Spacing 1mt
Height 1mt 
Position Full Sun to part shade