Sagg Lomandra is an incredibly useful Australian and Tasmanian native plant that can survive some of the harshest conditions that Australia has to offer. Sagg lomandra’s leaf bases, seeds, and flowers are all edible. The leaves themselves are beautifully slender with mild indentations at the tips and have been used by aborigines to weave baskets. The flowers erupt in beautiful panacles of white, followed by edible seeds.
Sagg Lomandra can tolerate extreme drought conditions as well as damp conditions, but not continuously wet soil. It will grow well in moist conditions, and simply hold its color and size during drought. An excellent choice for our xeric summers in the Pacific Northwest.
Latin Name: Lomandra longifolia
Site and Soil: Damp to dry sites with full shade to full sun.
Hardiness: 15-20° Fahrenheit
Size at Maturity: 15-40 inches tall and 2-4 feet wide
Bloom Time: Summer
Ripening Time: Late Summer
USDA Zone: 7