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Lomandra longifolia

spiny headed mat rush, honey reed, basket grass

large perennial tussock grass with strong architectural shape forms dense tussocks of stiff, long flat leaves
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originnsw, victoria, q'ld, wa, sa & tasmania
cultural notesfast growing, very hardy and long lived. Will grow in full sun or part shade in most soil conditions.
maintenancemay be pruned to remove thatch and promote new growth
tolerateshigh drought tolerance & frost hardy, damp conditions to occasional flooding
flowering seasonspring through to summer
flower coloursmall clusters of cream to yellow perfumed bracts on flower spikes. The heavily scented nectar on flowers can attract pollinating beetles.
foliage colourtough narrow arching glossy green strap-like flat leaves 40-100cm long which grow from an underground stem and are usually taller than the flowering stem. The leaf bases are broad and their tips are prominently toothed.
heightup to 0.8m
plant spacing30cm apart for mass planting or 50cm apart for specimen planting
recommended usesspecimen or mass planting, rockeries, container plant including for indoors, used in median strip and roadside planting, filler and background plant in home gardens, the leaves provide a safe habitat for lizards and other small animals.

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