CREEK MAT RUSH (Lomandra hystrix) SEEDS 'Bush Tucker Plant'
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It grows beside watercourses in upland and mountain rain forest.
Masses of fragrant cream/yellow flowers in spring.
Great as a background plant or for mass planting.
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.
Height: 0.7 ~ 1.5 metres
Width: 0.7 ~ 1 metre
Ph Level: Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type: Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Poor soil
Special Uses: Erosion control, Pollution tolerant, Fast growing, Playground friendly
Attracts Wildlife: Bees, Other insects, Lizards
Bush food : The starchy, fleshy bases of the leaves are edible, tasting of raw peas. Edible Flowers.
Germination: Scatter over firmly packed potting mix
in a standard seed tray. Kept moist, the seeds
should germinate in 4-6 weeks.
Protect the traysfrom mice which love Lomandra seed.
Keep well watered and partly shaded for a month
or so after potting on and harden off in full sunlight
when they are between 100 and 150mm high.
Lomandras will grow to planting size within a
season and are robust enough to be planted out
when they are around 200-300mm high.