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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 on this page is based on our research that has been conducted in our nursery library and from online sources as well as from observations made of this plant as it grows in the nursery, in the nursery's garden, and in other gardens where it has been observed. We also incorporate comments received from others and always appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have additional information, particularly if this information is contrary to what we have written or includes additional cultural tips that might aid others in growing  Lomandra confertifolia 'Little Con'.