Size: 50 – 60 cm high x 65 cm wide. Grows best in well-drained soils. 70cms of slender upright blue-green-grey leaves, and larger-than-usual yellow flowerspikes, make this lomandra a little different to the rest and a lovely addition to a native garden. These low-maintenance plants are ideal for mass planting and are widely grown as ornamental grasses too due to their hardiness, compact habit, and beautiful pine-green foliage. Full sun to part shade . LOMANDRA longifolia - Breeze™ Back to plant list. Tolerant of heavy frost and drought, it likes a well drained soils. exilis A.T.Lee APNI* Scleropodium purum (Hedw.)Limpr. A member of the Xanthorrhoeaceae family, it can grow in a range of sandy soils, in swamps and wet places to the montane zone on banks of creeks, rocky hillsides, cliffs and open forests. jhdudas added this to Front Yard 1 February 2017. Some of the commonly grown lomandra variety include: While lomandras are not true ornamental grasses, they are called so due to their similar appearance and growth habit. Lomandra (loh-MAN-druh), commonly known as mat rushes, is a small genus of perennial herbaceous plants from the Asparagaceae family. Lomandra longifolia (Spiny-head Mat-rush or Basket Grass) is native Australia wide except for the Northern Territory and Western Australia. Required fields are marked *. Lomandra looks like a grass, but are actually tough, evergreen perennial plants that thrive in challenging environments. This plant has the look and feel of an ornamental grass, with bright, pine-green foliage, but is far more drought tolerant and evergreen even in areas where temperatures occasionally reach the teens. The Lomandra Longifolia requires little maintenance and is perfect for you, whereas the Lomandra Hystrix will grow just as well in those wet spots. This plant bears tiny creamy yellow flowers that smell like sweet honey in the afternoon. However, it has been widely grown in many other parts of the world, including New Zealand. A graceful fine leaf form of Lomandra longifolia from Ozbreed with deep green strappy foliage and attractive yellow flowers appearing in early spring. A great versatile and drought-tolerant substitute for Liriope. In the United States, most plants are winter hardy to USDA zones 7 to 11. tadaah added this to Landscape For Grant 14 September 2016. Historically, aborigines used these plants to make baskets and nets. This plant has long, flat glossy green leaves which grow to a length of about 1 m and 8-12 mm in width. Botanical name: Lomandra longifolia Katrinus. Lomandra 'Tropic Belle' does better in low depressed areas than L. 'Breeze'. Handsome clumping perennial that is very hardy to most soils and conditions. The fruiting season sometimes last till early spring. Lomandra plants arenât very susceptible to pests and diseases.Â, Many of them, however, serve as the food source for the larvae of many butterfly species.Â. Breeze is similar to Katrina deluxe however the foliage is slightly narrower 4. Lomondra longifolia 'Breeze' Stock varies-Not all sizes listed may be in stock; Pricing subject to change without notice Lomandra Longifolia is a clumping Australian native grass that’s extremely hardy, you’ll struggle to find a tougher plant. This plant has the look and feel of an ornamental grass, with bright, pine-green foliage, but is far more drought tolerant and evergreen even in areas where temperatures occasionally reach the teens. from December to February, Lomandra species produce fruits.Â. Breeze is very drought tolerant and can be evergreen in areas that occasionally reach the teens. Tanika, Lomandra longifolia 'LM300', also known as breeze grass in the US, was the first fine leaf type. Whether you need a plant to stabilize a creek bank, to create a buffer, as a groundcover, or simply to add visual interest to your garden, lomandra plants are the best choice.Â, Choose to grow different cultivars to add a range of colors to your garden â lomandra cultivars produce different colored foliage and flowers.Â. Lomandra longifolia Katrinus. Lomandra longifolia (my personal favorite) does well in a range of environments including full sun. This versatility makes these Australian native plants ideal for a variety of landscapes. Description: Tufted perennial herb. Lomandra longifolia Breeze (Dwarf Mat Rush) - An evergreen perennial with narrow deep green strap-shaped leaves that are curiously cut as though with pinking shears at the tips. Breeze will ultimately reach a height and spread of about 30 to 36 inches with an arched to weeping habit, (NOTE:In the other parts of the world, Breeze is sold under the trade name, âTanikaâ), AJ Hernandez Racing - Pat Norris Racing - Eddie Knox Racing - Bernie Cunningham, â¢ Containers ; Large Planters â¢ Mass, Group or Specimen Plantings â¢ Home Gardens â¢ Streetscapes & Commercial Landscape. Young plants, however, need to be protected from weed and other grass species, which may give them hard competition. Lomandra longifolia Nyalla ['LM400'] PP15,583. longifolia APNI* . Common name: Mat-rush. coming over again to read further news. Plants are currently approximately 10cm tall. (1)The plant was introduced in the United States by VersaScapes of Mt. Tanika® Lomandra is ideal for drought tolerance on slopes and dryland areas. In late spring, lomandra plants produce yellow flower spikes.Â. Lomandra longifolia ‘LM300’ PP15420 A tough evergreen, easy-care grass-like plant for mass plantings, dry borders and containers. An easy care and very dense growing lime green Lomandra that has proven to be as tough as nails for both garden and landscaping work. Water regularly to keep the soil moist and seeds will germinate within 4 to 6 weeks.Â. In winters i.e. Your email address will not be published. In fact, as mentioned above, they help prevent erosion and loss of nutrients from the soil. please extend them a bit from subsequent time? Ornamental Grass. Your email address will not be published. Lomandra Longifolia Know About Growing Pruning Lomandras And Its Varieties. Growing 2-3’ tall and wide, this tough Australian perennial takes full sun or partial shade, and dry or wet soil. In late spring to early summer this Lomandra will produce yellow-orange plumes that can remain until autumn. Whether used in mass planting schemes, as accents or in native garden designs, lomandra’s grass-like, long, flowing foliage brings a constant calm to the garden. A tough, easy-care, grass-like plant for mass plantings, dry borders and containers. var. Lomandras can grow in all soil types, including the poor ones.Â. APNI* Lomandra longifolia Labill. I learn something totally new and challenging on sites I stumbleupon everyday. dinadigsthis added this to Rich R. 25 September 2016. The Breeze Lomandra's green fine-bladed foliage and compact tufting growth habit make it one of most widely used ornamental grasses for landscapes and container gardens. Zone 8 / Hardy to 20ºF.  In temperatures down to −7 degrees Celsius these plants stay evergreen, and this variety has been recorded to live in the USA at a number of sites including Alabama, at −10 degrees Celsius. 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