Lomandra is a hardy Australian Native clumping grass like plant related to the grass tree, and are readily available for sale in range of pot sizes.
Strappy leaves and flower spikes that are fragrant in summer. A tough ground cover and can grow in full sun to shade. Lomandra longifolia is widely used in landscaping. The smaller growing Lomandra confertifolia is also used.
Lomandra Species and cultivars
- L. longifolia ‘Tanika’ is a finer leafed more compact form with yellow flowers. Species such as Lomandra longifolia ‘Tanika’ have become a widely used as foliage plant in the landscaping industry. A great ground cover plant and a good alternative for exotic species.
- L. filiformis ‘Savanna Blue’ has a blue tinge to the foliage, stunning as a contrast.
- L. confertifolia ssp. pallida (see picture above right) is an excellent clump forming plant for a low border or hedge in full sun to part shade. Attractive light green foliage it can also be used as an accent plant in the border. Due to its low maintenance nature it is also widely used in roadside mass plantings.
- L. confertifolia spp. rubiginosa ‘Seascape’ has wonderful blue grey foliage, reaching around 70cm with weeping foliage, an excellent plant for the border or as a feature in a container.
New cultivars such as Lomandra filiformis ‘Savanna Blue’ and L. longifolia ‘Tanika’ are now available for sale from selected Nurseries
Lomandra grow well in full sun to part shade. They do require a well drained soil and are adaptable with some species growing well beneath trees.
When planting, mulch around the base to help prevent weeds. Over time all species will form a clump that will out compete many weeds.
Fertilize with a low phosphorous slow release type in spring.
Depending on variety, these grass like, or strap leafed plants are useful for street plantings, as clumps in the general garden border as well as for container plants.
Lower growing cultivars are useful as edging plants.
Lomandra varieties are available for sale from the following nurseries
Advanced container grown trees & shrubs. Large range of native plants & ornamentals ranging from 14cm to 45 litre. Specialists in indigenous plants and supply for Urban development. Supply & deliver all states.
Native grasses, sedges, rushes, lilies, wetland plants, ornamental grasses and grass trees. Contract growing. Cells, tubes and pots. Contemporary water wise garden solutions and revegetation specialists. Unique garden decor, pots and original sculptures. Delivery available. www.plantsandlandscapes.com.au
55 McDougal Rd Neerim South Victoria 3831 PH: (03) 56281507
Advanced ornamental trees and garden designs and concept plans. Direct to your property combined with specialist knowledge and outstanding service.
470 Monbulk-Silvan Road Monbulk VIC 3793
"Guaranteed mail order flowering bulbs, perennials, roses, trees, landscaping plants, garden accessories and community fundraising Austra lia-wide."
Cobrawonga Rd Cobram East VIC 3644
Plants propagated on site. Selling natives, popular non natives, roses & fruit trees. Seedlings, pots and advanced. Wholesale, retail & online. Monthly wholesale runs.