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Lomandra longifolia 'lush green'

Spiny headed mat rush 'lush green'

Large perennial tussock grass with strong architectural shape. Forms dense tussocks of stiff, long flat leaves. Foliage on the 'Lush green' cultivar is a more vibrant green than on other varieties.
 
originNSW, Vic, Qld, WA, SA, Tas.
cultural notesFast growing, very hardy and long lived. Will grow in full sun or part shade in most soil conditions.
maintenanceMay be pruned to reduce thatch and promote new growth.
toleratesHigh drought tolerance and frost hardy, damp conditions and 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 leaves 40-100cm long. Foliage on the 'Lush green' cultivar is a more vibrant green than on other varieties. The leaf bases are broad and the tips are prominantly toothed.
widthup to 1.2m
heightup to 0.8m
plant spacing50cm apart
recommended usesSpecimen or mass planting, rockeries, indoor or outdoor container plant, often used in median strip or roadside plantings. The leaves provide a safe habitat for lizards and other small animals.

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