Dwarf Mat Rush, Longleaf Matrush, Spiny Headed Matrush
Lomandra longifolia 'Breeze'

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Family: Lomandraceae
Genus: Lomandra (loh-MAN-druh) (Info)
Species: longifolia (lon-jee-FOH-lee-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Breeze
Additional cultivar information:(PP15420; aka Breeze, LM300)
Hybridized by Layt
Registered or introduced: 2003

Category:

Perennials

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Light Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Cream/Tan

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Evergreen

Other details:

Flowers are fragrant

This plant is suitable for growing indoors

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Flowers are good for cutting

Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:

4.5 or below (very acidic)

4.6 to 5.0 (highly acidic)

5.1 to 5.5 (strongly acidic)

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

7.9 to 8.5 (alkaline)

8.6 to 9.0 (strongly alkaline)

over 9.1 (very alkaline)

Patent Information:

Patented

Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

Seed Collecting:

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Los Angeles, California

Plant City, Florida

Marietta, Georgia

Saint Joseph, Louisiana

Slidell, Louisiana

Raleigh, North Carolina

Austin, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Oct 10, 2009, p2tso from Los Angeles, CA wrote:

I've had Lomandra for a year now and it's going great. I got it because I wanted a nice looking, low water, low-ish height ornamental grass that was evergreen. Lomandra 'Breeze' fits the bill. Until recently, it was getting watered with the rest of the lawn (twice a week, 15 minutes) and has shown no ill effects from overwatering. In fact, this morning, I pulled what looks to me like half a dozen volunteer seedlings. I'm reducing the water now as I slowly convert our lawn to something more appropriate for Southern California, so we'll see how our Lomandra takes it. Our soil is on the clay side.