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Lomandra Lime Tuff

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Lomandra Lime Tuff

We just love utilising all types of grasses into our projects so today I wanted to talk about a grass that been taking over the Top End with outstanding reviews from our suppliers and clients and that's the Lomandra Lime Tuff.

Lomandra Lime Tuff is by the talented guys at Bush Magik, which is a wonderful range of Australian plants developed by Ian Shimmen who has been growing for over 40years.

 

I've actually lost count of the amount of orders we have put in this year for more and more of this amazing grass and can only see its popularity to continue to grow if the trials are anything to go by up here.

 

 

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Its compact with gorgeous bright lime green foliage, it looks great all year round and is extremely hardy it basically ticks all the right boxes. I have a soft spot for gardens that mimic the natural bushland and seeing a Lime Tuff in a garden just seems to give it that natural earthy feel.

On our property i have it  planted in my native / water wise side as well as around my home in pots, all are doing so well and the flowers are a welcoming site consisting of a spike of scented yellow. This year we conducted a landscaping project out in the rural area where our client requested large bush rock, we planted the Lime Tuff near the large rocks and i must say it looked just beautiful the contrast of the bush rock and the lime foliage just set the garden off perfect.

Where can you grow it?

 

 

Anywhere! Lime Tuff has been proven to grow in shade, full sun, dry areas and has the ability to stand up to frost for all you Southern readers.  I actually hope the Darwin city council starts utilising this plant more in streetscaping projects as its so low maintenance and requires no pruning which in turn would be saving us all dollars by not having to have workers out there cutting back the grasses. I see some really exciting projects happening around Darwin, it seems Darwin is really pushing towards a greener look which is so great to see.

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Height- anywhere from 0.3- 0.5m

Width- anywhere from 0.3-0.5m

As with anything in the Top End it may grow a little larger but the guide is fairly accurate.

Soil pH around the 4.5 to 7.0 mark

Flowering season is all year round.

Uses

 

 

  • Mass plantings (spacing we do is 0.4m)
  • Height restricted areas
  • Erosion control
  • Boarders
  • Scattered planting
  • Pots
  • Wildlife attracting
  • Cascading effect when used with walls and rockeries

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 Care

 


Fertilise only with a slow release fertiliser with a low amount of phosphorus

No need for pruning

We recommend mulching around the base of the plant to help suppress water loss and aid in weed control

 

 

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