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Lomandras are a hardy strappy grass-like plant, that thrive on neglect. There are many different varieties and cultivars available to suit your garden and style.


How to grow lomandra in a garden

  1. Choose a place in the garden that gets full sun to half shade. Prepare the planting area well by digging in Yates Dynamic Lifter Soil Improver & Plant Fertiliser.
  2. Dig the planting hole twice as wide and to the same depth as the root-ball. Remove the plant from the container, gently tease the roots.
  3. Position in hole and backfill with soil, gently firming down. Form a raised or doughnut shaped ring of soil around the outer edge of the plant's root zone. This helps keep water where it's needed.  Always water in well after planting to settle the soil around the roots and keep the soil moist for several weeks while the new plant establishes.
  4. Mulch with an organic mulch, keeping it clear of the base of the plant.
  5. Feed in Autumn and Spring with Yates Dynamic Lifter Soil Improver & Plant Fertiliser to ensure strong root development.
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How to grow lomandra in a pot

  1. Choose a pot that is at least twice the size of the selected plant. Position in the garden that receives full sun to half shade.
  2. Fill the pot with a quality potting mix, such as Yates Potting Mix with Dynamic Lifter.
  3. Remove the plant from the container, gently tease the roots.
  4. Position in hole and backfill with potting mix, gently firming down. Water in well.
  5. Mulch with an organic mulch, keeping it clear of the base of the plant.
  6. Feed in Autumn and Spring with Yates Dynamic Lifter Soil Improver & Plant Fertiliser to ensure strong root development.

Growing tips

  • To keep the plant looking at its best, trim back once flowering has finished and remove any of the older or damaged leaves.
  • This plant can be easily propagated through division in autumn by carefully removing it from the ground or the pot and dividing into separate clumps with a spade.
  • Popular varieties include:
  •     Mat Rush (L. longifolia)
        
    Height/Width to 1 metre
  •     Little Con (L. confertifolia ssp. Confertifolia ‘Little Con’).
        Height/Width to 30 cm.
  •     Grey Mat Rush (L. confertifolia ssp. Rubiginosa)
           
    Height/Width to 50 cm. Very fine foliage.
  •     Blue Mat Rush (L. glauca)
        Height/Width 25 cm. Fine leaves with a blue/grey appearance
  •     Lomandra ‘Tanika’.
        Height/Width to 60 cm.

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