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Products > Lomandra filiformis 'Goldfields Blue'
 
Lomandra filiformis 'Goldfields Blue' - Goldfield Blue Mat Rush

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

 
Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Grass-like
Family: Asparagaceae (~Liliaceae)
Origin: Australia (Australasia)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Yellow
Synonyms: [L. confertifolia rubiginosa 'Goldfield Blue']
Height: 1-2 feet
Width: 1-2 feet
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Summer Dry: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 15-20 F
Lomandra 'Goldfields Blue' (Goldfields Mat Rush) - A small to medium sized grass-like clump-forming plant to 18 inches tall and about as wide with blue-gray narrow arching foliage. This plant was new to us in June 2009 and what we list here is all of the information we have found on it. It appeared that it may be a dwarf bluish form of Lomandra longifolia which we though would be great as Lomandra longifolia has proven to be a tough drought tolerant plant with fragrant yellow flowers that is good in sun or shade and cold tolerant down to at least 16 degrees F. This plant was marketed in the US by Ball Horticulture who in their 2010 catalog list this plant as a selection of Lomandra confertifolia ssp. rubiginosa but we have since been informed that it is a cultivar of Lomandra filiformis. This is unfortunate as this plant, like another cultivar of Lomandra filiformis that we tried, a selection called Savannah Blue ['LMF500'], seems to have leaf tips that turn pale brown. New foliage on both of these cultivars is nice but we find the old leaves a bit unattractive.  The information on this page is based on research conducted in our nursery library and 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 that we have visited. We have also incorporated comments received from others and always appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have some additional information, particularly if this information is contrary to what we have written or includes additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing  Lomandra confert. 'Goldfields Blue'.
 
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