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Basket Grass Lomandra

Growing Lomandras: Tips at a Glance

A grassy drought-tolerant perennial, evergreen Lomandra grows in airy, well-behaved clumps (and will not tempt deer).

  • Type Grassy ornamental
  • Lifespan Perennial
  • USDA Zones 7-11
  • Light Sun or part shade
  • Water Drought tolerant
  • Foliage Thin-bladed clumps
  • Design Tip Edge a path
  • Companions Lamb's ear, geraniums
  • Peak Season Evergreen

Basket Grass: A Field Guide

Forgive us for lumping Lomandra in with our other guides to perennial grasses. We know the thin-bladed, clumping plants are in reality perennial herbs.

But Lomandra cultivars look like perennial grasses, grow like perennial grasses, crave the same growing conditions as perennial grasses, and …. well, you get the idea.

Native to Australia and nicknamed basket grass (clearly we were not the first to see the resemblance), Lomandra is an evergreen (in USDA growing zones 7 to 10) ornamental plant that can fill holes in a garden bed or create a feathery borders to a path.

Planting, Care & Design of Lomandra Basket Grass

More About Lomandra Basket Grass

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