Lomandra longifolia ‘Breeze’

(Dwarf Mat Rush)

By January 25, 2021
Close up of Lomandra longifolia 'Breeze', Basket Grass with yellow flowers

About Lomandra longifolia ‘Breeze’ PP15,420 (Dwarf Mat Rush)

This grass-like perennial bush is called Lomandra longifolia ‘Breeze’ PP15,420. Commonly known as Dwarf Mat Rush and with Australian origins, its long narrow leaves grow as tall as 3′ high with a width of less than half an inch. Its overall average landscape size is 2-3′ high by 2-4′ wide with a blooming season starting from the spring lasting through the summer months. During its blooming season, clusters of flowers emerge just below the top of its leaves. The clusters consist of brown sepals and yellow paper-like petals that emit strong-smelling nectar which attracts pollinators such as bees and beetles. Outside of its blooming period, the flower head is shown as brown seed capsules.

This decorative grass is drought tolerant but thrives best in moist soils and has a winter hardiness of 15-20 degrees Fahrenheit. While commonly known as Dwarf Mat Rush this variety has also been known as Basket Grass.

How to care for Lomandra longifolia ‘Breeze’

This cultivar grows best in an area that receives full sun to part shade planted in average, neutral soil. Because of its tolerance to seaside conditions, it can also be planted in sandy, loamy, or clay soil types. Water regularly to establish a healthy root system then reduce frequency. This plant is known to be very low maintenance and doesn’t require any pruning.

Where to plant

Lomandra Breeze is a plant that fits well in rocky gardens, near poolsides, coastal gardens, or just about anywhere in climates known for regular droughts.

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Botanical Name: Lomandra longifolia 'Breeze'

Common Name: Dwarf Mat Rush

Average Landscape Size: 2-3' x 2-4'

Plant Type: Evergreen

Bloom Color: Yellow

Foliage Color: Green

Forms: Bush

Sizes: 1 Gallon, 5 Gallon

Special Features: Attracts Butterflies, Drought Tolerant, Low Maintenance, Showy Spring Flowers, Waterwise, Year-round Interest, Good For Container Or Ground Planting, Easy Pruning, Tolerates Light Frost, Attracts Hummingbirds,