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Lomandra fluviatilis 'Shara' (Mat Rush)

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Plant description

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Lomandra fluviatilis 'Shara' is a clumping grass-like perennial with fine, gracefully arching leaves that have a blue-grey tinge . It is an easy care plant for humid coastal regions and mild inland climates, and is rarely troubled by pests or diseases. Shara has sweet scented flowers in spring and summer. Great mass planted or use as a border plant.

 

 

Further reading: Top ten native plants and Best natives for pots and small gardens (articles written by native plant expert and horticulturalist Angus Stewart).

Additional plant information

Flowers

Flower colour: yellow
Flowering season: spring

Scent

The flowers are sweetly scented

Plant size

Maximum height: 0.5 metres
Minimum height: 0.4 metres

Maximum width: 0.6 metres
Minimum width: 0.5 metres

Sunlight, frost & salt tolerance

This plant will tolerate full or partial sunlight.
Medium frost tolerance.
Plant is salt tolerant.

Fauna attracting?

Yes. Attracts: insects.

Climate

This plant species will grow in the following climates: cool, temperate, subtropical.

Soil types & conditions

Loam: moist, well-drained.

Clay: dry, moist, well-drained.

Sand: well-drained.

Soil pH: 5.0-8.5

Miscellaneous information

Native to: Australia.

Planting season: Any.

Types of fertiliser: not specified.

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