Lomandra 'Tropicbelle'
Photo courtesy of Dig Plant Co.


This plant grows well in the following regions:

  • CVCentral Valley
  • NCNorth and Central Coast
  • SCSouth Coast
Map of regions (click to enlarge)
map of California regions


Lomandras are native to Australia, and are also known as mat rushes. Most selections of Lomandra are male clones and therefore will not reseed.

TropicBelle is very similar in form and function to Lomandra 'Katie Belles', which also makes a great alternative to pampas grass. It is smaller and slightly more upright than 'Katie Belles'. TropicBelle has a good salt tolerance and would be a good choice for coastal plantings. Grows about 3 ft. tall and wide. Prefers filtered sun to moderate shade. Deer resistant.

Can be planted in very large containers. Great planted in masses or as a specimen plant. Matures slowly, often taking 2 years to settle in.

Sun needs:

  • Partial sun
  • Shade

Water needs:

  • Medium water
  • Low water
Water needs information from WUCOLS unless otherwise noted