Genus Species: Lomandra hystrix
Common / Product Name: Slender Mat Rush
Habit: TUFTS (TF)
Height x Width: 1 – 1.5m x 1 – 1.5m
Pruning: None Light
Frost Tolerance: High
Clay & Heavy Soil Tolerance: Medium / Well Drained
Coastal Tolerance: Medium
Drought Tolerance: Medium
Origin: Australian Plant
Evergreen: Rhizomatous perennial
Flowering: starts: Summer
Flower Colour: Yellow
Irrigation: No watering required once established if planted in suitable conditions. Will require water over long dry periods.
Lower Temperatures: High to medium frost tolerance temperatures as low as -7°C. As a perennial this plant can become dormant until conditions are suitable for new growth.
Upper Temperatures: Tolerates periods of dry spells with temperatures extending from Mid 30’s°C to Low 40’s°C for short spells.
Fertilising: Slow release low phosphorus fertilizer.
Environment: Plants selected suitable for Melbourne surrounds and southern states of Australia.