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Products > Lomandra filiformis Savannah Blue ['LMF500'] PP18,859
Lomandra filiformis Savannah Blue ['LMF500'] PP18,859 - Blue Wattle 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: Yellow
Bloomtime: Summer
Height: <1 foot
Width: 1-2 feet
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Summer Dry: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 15-20 F
Lomandra filiformis Savannah Blue ['LMF500'] PP18,859 (Blue Wattle Mat-Rush) - A small grass-like plant that forms small gray mounds to 1 foot tall and spreads slowly by short 1 inch long rhizomes. It has narrow leaves that have a dentate leaf apex and a glaucous leaf texture that results in an overall blue-green foliage color. The yellow flower spike is short and fairly insignificant, not reaching above the foliage and bears all male flowers. The root system is fibrous and spreading, making for good soil stabilization. Plant in full sun to light shade in most soils from heavy clay to sandy well-draining soils. Tolerates moderate frost and drought conditions. A great little plant for its durability and gray coloration which makes it useful in mass plantings or for contrasting darker green or red foliage plants. Looks a bit like Sesleria caerulea but overall more blue-gray and with leaf tips that are a tan color. Lomandra filiformis 'LMF500' was discovered by Tod Layt in 1999 in nursery in New South Wales, Australia in a large seed crop lot of Lomandra filiformis. It was selected for its very blue coloration, more compact growth habit with a greater shoot density than common Lomandra filiformis. 'LMF500' is noted as having a more glaucous leaf texture than common Lomandra filiformis, which results in foliage with an overall blue-green foliage color instead of the grey-green to green foliage color typical of the species. We first received this plant for trial in 2007 from VersaScapes as part of their Celebrated Plant line but this plant is now being marketed by the breeder through Ozbreed Plants. The specific epithet 'filiformis', meaning "thread-like" is in reference to the narrow leaves of the species.  The information on this page is based on our research that has been conducted on this plant in our nursery library, from online sources, and from observations made of the crops growing in the nursery, plants in the nursery's garden and those in other gardens where we have observed it. We also have incorporated comments received from others and welcome getting feedback from those who may have additional information, particularly if this information includes cultural information that would aid others in growing Lomandra filiformis Savannah Blue ['LMF500'] PP18,859.