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Lomandra longifolia Empress

Botanical Name: Common Names:
Lomandra longifolia Empress Spiny Head Mat Rush, Basket Grass,

Native: Foliage Type:
Yes Evergreen

Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Grasses, Strappy & Tufting Clumping, Pendulous, Rounded, Tufting

Empress, a new Lomandra with a unique look and a tough, resilient nature. An ideal Lomandra for high-traffic areas or playgrounds. Its soft foliage poses no threat to passers by, pets or children compared to the traditional Lomandra which has sharp foliage. Flowers are produced in profusion and create an interesting contrast against the emerald green foliage. Create an interesting display with multi-levelled plantings or use Empress in the traditional mass planting.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
30-60cm 60cm-1m

Position: Soil Type:
Full Sun, Semi Shade Any, Clay, Loam, Sandy, Well Drained

Landscape Use(s)
Borders / Shrubbery, Coastal Garden, Courtyard, Embankment, Foliage Feature / Colour, Low Water Garden, Mass Planting, Park And Gardens, Playgrounds, Rockery, Roundabouts / Splitters, Verge, Container / Pot

Pests & Diseases: Generally trouble free

Cultural Notes: Cut back every three years. Apply a native slow release fertiliser in Spring. Information & Images courtesy of Ramm Botanicals.

Plant Care
Low phosphorus slow release fertiliser, Mulch well

Family Name: Origin:
Asparagaceae Australia

Foliage Colour: Green
Flower Colour: Cream, Yellow
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: Spring, Summer
Fruit: Insignificant

Requirements Tolerances
Growth Rate: Moderate
Maintenance Level: Low
Water Usage: Low
Drought: High
Frost: High
Wind: High