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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.  
Image of Lomandra confertifolia 'Little Con'
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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 greenish-yellow 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 Australian(Queensland, New South Wales) Mat-rush, Lomandra confertifolia. Lomandra are dioecious plants with male and female flowers on separate plants but we never noted 'Little Con' in flower 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 was being marketed in the US by Ball Horticultural and we grew it from 2008 until 2010 but sadly this unique plant appears to no longer be grown by any US nursery. 

This information about Lomandra confertifolia 'Little Con' displayed on this web page is based on research we have conducted in our horticultural library and from reliable online resources. We also will relate observations we have made about it as it grows in our nursery gardens and other gardens visited, as well how our crops have performed in containers in the nursery field. Where appropriate, we will also incorporate comments that we receive from others and we welcome hearing from anyone with additional information, particularly if they can share cultural information that would aid others in growing this plant.