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Products > Lomandra Baby Breeze ['LM600'] PP28,260
 
Lomandra Baby Breeze ['LM600'] PP28,260 - Evergreen Baby Mat Rush
   

 
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 Evergreen Baby]
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 Baby Breeze ['LM600'] PP28,260 (Evergreen Baby Mat Rush) - 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 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 Baby Breeze ['LM600'] PP28,260.
 
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