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Spring 2021

Lomandra 'Plantinum Beauty'

Lomandra 'Platinum Beauty'
Lomandra 'Platinum Beauty'
This easy-care Australian plant looks like a grass, but it's actually a super-tough perennial. Lomandra 'Platinum Beauty' has green and white striped variegated foliage that comes to life when placed near deep green, burgundy, or other dark-hued plants. And the best part? It works in sun or part-shade -- a helpful attribute for challenging areas that go in and out of shade. This plant also gets bonus points for its ironclad resistance to disease, deer, and other pests. Lomandra 'Platinum Beauty' grows up to 3 feet tall and wide, a useful size as an accent or to blend into larger mixed borders. It thrives in any well-drained sandy, loamy, or clay soil and does not require much water. In fact, once established, it can often get by with no supplemental irrigation – a perfect fit for our summer-dry Mediterranean climate and occasional drought. Grow it in a border, container, or on a slope. It blends beautifully with other low-water perennials and succulents.