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Products > Lomandra confertifolia 'Little Con'
 
Lomandra confertifolia 'Little Con' - Small Mat Rush

Note: This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.  

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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Grass-like
Family: Asparagaceae (~Liliaceae)
Origin: Australia (Australasia)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Cream
Bloomtime: Summer
Height: 1 foot
Width: 1-2 feet
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 15-20 F
Lomandra confertifolia 'Little Con' (Small Mat Rush) - A small grass-like plant that forms lime-green tussocks to 1 foot tall and spreads slowly to an equal distance with very narrow 8 inch long leaves and small spikes of cream flowers that bloom within the foliage from spring and summer. Tolerates most well-draining soils in full sun to light shade with occasional to regular irrigation. Hardy to moderate cold - probably to ~ 15 F. Rejuvenates well when cut back to a couple inches tall in fall to spring. Great for a low edging or in mass as a low maintenance groundcover that contrasts well with darker colored foliage. This is a dwarf selection of the variable, eastern Austalia (Queensland, New South Wales) Mat-rush, Lomandra confertifolia. Lomandra are dioecious plants with male and female flowers on separate plants but we have not noted 'Little Con' in flower as yet so we do not know whether it is male or female plant. If you know, please tell us. We did a trial planting of this plant in 2007 but at the time thought its yellow green color was a nutritional problem. Once we realized that this was the typical color for this plant we were able to better appreciate it. Our thanks go out to O'Connell of Australian Native Plants for pointing this out and for allowing us to use her picture of this plant. It is being marketed in the US by Ball Horticultural.  The information provided on this page is based on research we have conducted about this plant in our nursery's library, from what we have found about it on reliable online sources, as well as from observations in our nursery of crops of this plant as well as of plants growing in the nursery's garden and those in other gardens. We will also incorporate comments received from others and welcome getting feedback from anyone who may have additional information, particularly if it includes cultural information that would aid others in growing  Lomandra confertifolia 'Little Con'.
 
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