Lomandra fluviatilis ‘Shara’ – Mat Rush


A clumping grass-like perennial with narrow leaves that have a slight blue-grey tinge. A good hardy and care free plant for borders or containers, and for larger landscaping uses. It copes with humidity and less well drained soils better than some other Lomandras, but does not like boggy conditions. Phytophthora resistant.  It has scented yellow to cream flowers in spring and summer. If growth becomes untidy, it is simple to cut back for fresh new growth. Drought and frost tolerant.

Family : Lomandraceae
Cultivar Name: Shara
Plant Type : Grass or grass-like
Width : 0.6
Flowering Time : Spring, Summer
Soil Type : Sandy, Clay, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Poor soil
Climate Zone : Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool, Semi-arid
Growth Habit : Evergreen
Soil Moisture : Dry, Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Special Uses : Erosion control, Pollution tolerant, Fast growing
Scientific Name: Lomandra fluviatilis
Common Name : Mat Rush
Height : 0.5
Flower Color : Cream
pH Level : Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Plant Environment : Low maintenance garden, Poolside, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Light : Sunny, Light shade
Lifespan : Perennial
Frost Tolerance : Tolerates light frost
Attracts Wildlife : Bees, Other insects, Lizards