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Spiny-headed mat rush + cv

Lomandra longifolia


The Spiny-headed mat rush is a clumping perennial growing with a symmetrical shape, 4-5 ft. tall and as wide. Medium green foliage is comprised of flat stiff leaves; 6-8 in. long flower spikes with fragrant yellow flowers occur in spring.

Spiny-headed mat rush is native to southern and eastern Australia and Tasmania where it grows along water courses, on hillsides and in open forest communities. One trademarked cultivar, L. l. Breeze™, is a dwarf plant that has narrow green leaves, grows 2-3 ft. high and has fragrant yellow flowers.

Plant Type: Perennial
Foliage Character: Evergreen
Habit: Upright, Narrow, Clumping, Arching
Growth Rate: Moderate
Foliage Color: Light green
Flower Color: Yellow
Flower Season: Spring
Soil Adaptations: Well-draining soil, Silt, Loam, Clay
Exposure Adaptations: Heat, Drought, All day sun, Morning sun, Moderate shade
Function: Mass planting, Grouped, Foundations, Foliage accent plant, Container plant, Commercial spaces, Borders, Banks, Background plant, Fragrant flowers, Slopes, Small spaces, Residential spaces, Raised planters, Parks and open space, Near pools and water features
Height: 4 ft. – 5 ft.
Width: 4 ft. – 5 ft.

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