Lomandra longifolia, also known as Spiny-headed Mat-rush, is a tough and hardy Australian native plant that can thrive in a range of conditions. Its grass-like foliage grows in clumps, making it an ideal choice for creating low-maintenance ground cover. The plant produces small, fragrant flowers in spring and summer, which attract bees and other pollinators to the garden. Lomandra longifolia is a drought-tolerant plant that is suitable for coastal and inland regions. Its versatility makes it an excellent choice for landscaping, and it can be used in a range of settings, from formal gardens to naturalistic landscapes.
Height: About 1 m
Width: About 1 m
Aspect: Prefers full sun to partial shade, and can tolerate a wide range of soils and conditions, including coastal and drought-prone areas.
Flowers: Produces small, inconspicuous flowers in spikes that are typically brown or yellow in color.
Uses: Often used in landscaping as a groundcover or ornamental plant, particularly in low-maintenance or natural-style gardens. It is also sometimes used for erosion control or to stabilize slopes. The leaves are long and tough, making them useful for weaving or basket-making. Additionally, some indigenous Australian communities use the plant for medicinal purposes, such as for treating headaches and other ailments.