Lomandra hystrix ‘Tropic Belle’ Mat Rush


A clumping grass-like perennial with broad shiny green foliage and masses of fragrant yellow flowers in spring. A much more compact form of Lomandra hystrix than normal. Great as a background plant or for mass planting. Phytophthora resistant, tolerant of high humidity and wet summer. Tolerates light frost. Will do well in a wide range of soil types including clay, sun to quite shady. Good for erosion control and for rain gardens, to stabilise banks.

Family : Lomandraceae
Cultivar Name: Tropic Belle
Plant Type : Grass or grass-like, Clumping perennial
Width : 1
Flowering Time : Spring
Soil Type : Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Poor soil
Climate Zone : Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Mediterranean
Growth Habit : Evergreen
Soil Moisture : Dry, Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage, Boggy poorly drained
Special Uses : Erosion control, Pollution tolerant, Fast growing, Playground friendly
Scientific Name: Lomandra hystrix
Common Name : Mat Rush
Height : 1.5
Flower Color : Cream
pH Level : Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Plant Environment : Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Light : Sunny, Light shade, Half shade, Heavy shade
Lifespan : Perennial
Frost Tolerance : Tolerates light frost
Attracts Wildlife : Bees, Other insects, Lizards