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Products > Lomandra confertifolia spp. rubiginosa 'Seascape' PP20,010
Lomandra confertifolia spp. rubiginosa 'Seascape' PP20,010 - Seascape Mat Rush

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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Grass-like
Family: Asparagaceae (~Liliaceae)
Origin: Australia (Australasia)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Yellow
Bloomtime: Summer
Parentage: (Lomandra confertifolia spp. rubiginosa cv.)
Height: 1-2 feet
Width: 2-3 feet
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 15-20 F
Lomandra confertifolia ssp. rubiginosa 'Seascape' PP 20,010 (Seascape Mat Rush) - A very attractive selection of Lomandra confertifolia that grows to 1-2 feet tall by 2-3 feet wide with dark blue-gray leaves that weep gracefully back to the ground. In summer the very fragrant small yellow flowers emerge from reddish-brown buds on spikes that rise up to the top of the foliage. Flowers on this selection are all male. Plant in full sun to part shade in a well-drained soil and irrigate occasionally to infrequently. Hardy to moderate frost. Cut back to near the ground to renew foliage. This plant is considered to be a cultivar of Lomandra confertifolia spp. rubiginosa, a subspecies from open forest areas near Newcastle in New South Wales south to near the border with Victoria. Though not nearly as tough as the Lomandra longifolia cultivars we grow, its silvery gray foliage is quite attractive and the plant useful those situations where it can survive, namely when drainage is good and water supplied at least occasionally. This form and color makes it a great plant for a raised planter or large pot where the foliage can arch over to hide an edge. We also have it successfully planted in our nursery in a raised bed next to Acacia Cousin Itt ['Mini Cog'] and the contrasting foliage color and form between these plants is very nice. 'Seascape' was introduced in 2006 by Bournda Plants, Merimbula, Australia where it was discovered growing in their greenhouse and is being marketed in the US by Ball Horticultural. It received US Plant Patent 20,010 in May 2009. We first saw this plant at Australian Native Plants, a great nursery run by Jo O'Connell just south of us near Ojai, in 2007 and were immediately attracted by its soft gray leaves that gracefully wept over the edge of its nursery container.  Information on this page is based on research conducted in our nursery library, from online sources, as well as from observations made of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in the nursery's garden and in other gardens where we have observed it. We also will incorporate comments received from others and welcome 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 would aid others in growing Lomandra 'Seascape' PP20,010.