Gladiator (left) is smaller than the common form (right).
Gladiator™ Lepidosperma gladiatum ‘LEP01’
- Approximately half the height of the common form
- Tough and ready to take on a wide range of conditions
- A tidy form
Description: Gladiator™ Lepidosperma has a robust, yet tidy form and is roughly half the height of common Lepidosperma. Tolerant of drought, frost, salt spray, full sun and part shade to name a few. Gladiator™ Lepidosperma has fine, slightly arching leaves that are deep green, which is complimented by its unique flower heads that start off yellow in late spring, then mature to dark brown to complete the Gladiator look.
Size: 50-75cm high x 50-75cm wide.
Uses: Mass planting, roadsides, specimen planting, pots, revegetation, coastal landscapes, erosion control.
Position: Tolerates drought, frost and salt. Full sun to part shade. Works in sandy to clay-loam soils, although it prefers well drained soil. Avoid wet feet and heavy clay.
Care: Water as required for 8–13 weeks until established. Plant in a well mulched garden (chunky mulch is recommended), ensure crown or base of plant is not below soil or mulch level. If required use slow release fertiliser in spring. Cut back to 30cm above the ground, or half the height if required after 3–7 years.
Where it works: Southern NSW, VIC, SA, WA, TAS.
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This website gives general information for the states/regions in Australia. For local information on which plants work in your area contact your local grower. Local grower knowledge is vital, this website is no substitute.
Heights shown on the website are for general gardening conditions. In well maintained gardens, some plants will get taller.