Lomandra longifolia ‘lush green’
Plant name: Lomandra ‘lush green’
Plant type: strappy leaf / native lilies
Origin: NSW, Vic, Qld, WA, SA, Tas.
Cultural notes: Fast growing, very hardy and long lived. Will grow in full sun or part shade in most soil conditions.
Maintenance: May be pruned to reduce thatch and promote new growth.
Tolerates: High drought tolerance and frost hardy, damp conditions and occasional flooding.
Flowering season: Spring through to Summer
Flower colour: Small clusters of cream to yellow perfumed bracts on flower spikes. The heavily scented nectar on flowers can attract pollinating beetles
Foliage colour: Tough 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.
Width: up to 1.2m
Height: up to 0.8m
Plant spacing: 50cm apart
Recommended uses: Specimen 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.
Description: 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.