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Products > Lomandra Evergreen Baby ['LM600'] PP28,260
 
Lomandra Evergreen Baby ['LM600'] PP28,260 - Fineleaf Mat Rush
 
Working on getting this plant out in the field but it is not yet available listing for information only! 

 
Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Grass-like
Family: Asparagaceae (~Liliaceae)
Origin: Australia (Australasia)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Yellow
Bloomtime: Summer
Fragrant Flowers: Yes
Synonyms: [Lomandra Baby Breeze]
Height: 1-2 feet
Width: 1-2 feet
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Seaside: Yes
Summer Dry: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 15-20 F
Lomandra longifolia Evergreen Baby ['LM600'] PP28,260 - A compact, fine leafed evergreen grass-like plant that grows to 16 to 18 inches tall by 18 inches wide. It has very narrow dark green leaves and dark purple-brown basal shoots. In spring appear the small lightly fragrant male yellow flowers. Plant in full sun to light shade and give regular to only occasional or infrequent irrigation. This plant is noted to be able to handle light or heavy soils and both moist and dry conditions. It is frost tolerant and should prove as cold hardy as other such Lomandra, tolerating temperatures down to around 15 F. This should prove to be a great plant for mass planting or as a border plant or elsewhere when a small but durable grass-like plant is wanted. This plant is seedling selection resulting from an open-pollination of selected a fine-leafed female Lomandra female selections and male cultivars, including L. Breeze ['LM300'] in 2010 that was carried out by Todd Layt at his plant breeding facility in Clarendon, New South Wales, Australia. The resulting seed was used to grow plants from which this plant was selected from 2011 for its very fine foliage. Evergreen Baby is about half the size of Lomandra longifolia Breeze and for good reason when we first trialed this plant it was being called "Baby Breeze". The name Lomandra comes from the Greek words 'loma' meaning "margin" and 'andros' meaning "male" and is in reference to a circular margin on the anthers. The specific epithet 'longifolia' means "long leaves". The genus Lomandra has long been placed with the Australian Grass Trees in the Xanthorrhoaceae or related Dasypogonaceae and more in its own family, the Lomandraceae, or combined with the Cordyline into the Laxmanniaceae, but current treatment is to put it in the subfamily Lomandroideae in the Asparagaceae. We first received plants for trial of this variety in 2016 and hope to have it available in the near future.  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 observed it in. We also will 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 Evergreen Baby ['LM600'].
 
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