Lomandra Longifolia “Mat Rush” Seeds
** not available to WA or International buyers.
: A tussock or rush like plant. It grows 1 m high. It spread 60 cm to 1 m wide. It keeps growing from year to year. The root system is crowded into a clump. The leaves are long and narrow. They are tough but flexible. They can be 1 m long by 1 cm wide. They have flat or slightly in-rolled edges. Male and female flowers are on separate plants. They are tiny and cream coloured. They are about 4 mm long and grouped in clusters 1-2 cm long. These are also grouped along flattened flowering branches 60 cm long. There is a sharp pointed spiny bract 2 cm long at the base of each flower. They flowers are fragrant.
Flowers – raw. A flavour of fresh peas. Both sexes are used though the male flowers are easier to harvest. White leaf bases – raw. A flavour of green peas, they are refreshing and enjoyable.
Basketry; Fibre; Weaving. The leaves contain a tough fibre and they are used in basket making and in weaving. This fibre can also be made into a string.
This strappy leaf plant is often used on roadside plantings in Australia, New Zealand, Spain, and the USA, due to its high level of drought tolerance. The breeding of more compact finer leaf forms has made Lomandra longifolia popular as an ever green grass like plant in home plantings.
Information retrieved from: weedyconnection
To grow: The mix should be scattered over firmly packed potting mix in a standard seed tray. Kept moist, the seeds should germinate in 4-6 weeks. Protect the trays from mice which love Lomandra seed. When between 50 and 75mm high the seedlings can be potted on into 50mm tubes
Note: Each seed has been gently collected by hand recently in North East Victoria. All care has been taken to ensure your seeds are of the highest quality. No responsibility is accepted by the seller for germination rates or damage in transit.
*****Please note: We do NOT sell live plants at all!! Quarantine restrictions and inspection fees prohibit the sale of seeds to Western Australia and Internationally.