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Products > Lomandra hystrix Lucky Stripe ['LMV200'] PP26,418
 
Lomandra hystrix Lucky Stripe ['LMV200'] PP26,418 - Lucky Stripe Mat Rush
   

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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Grass-like
Family: Asparagaceae (~Liliaceae)
Origin: Australia (Australasia)
Evergreen: Yes
Variegated Foliage: Yes
Flower Color: Pale Yellow
Bloomtime: Spring/Summer
Parentage: (Lomandra hystrix selection)
Height: 3-4 feet
Width: 3-4 feet
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Summer Dry: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 10-15 F
Lomandra hystrix Lucky Stripe 'LMV200' PP26,418 (Lucky Stripe Mat Rush) - This tough and reliable clump-forming grass-like plant is one of the most beautiful of the Lomandra cultivars that we grow. It grows to a full 3 feet tall by as wide with 1/2 inch wide gray-green leaves that have cream colored longitudinal stripes with newly emerging leaves erect at the center of the plant and then cascading gracefully over with age. In spring into summer it produces pale greenish-yellow branched inflorescence with spiny bracts and small fragrant male flowers. The clumps spread slowly by short (less than 1 inch long rhizomes) and it has a large fibrous root structure that make it good for soil stabilization. Plant in full sun to moderate shade. It is fairly drought tolerant once established, but can also tolerate regular irrigation, which makes it useful both in the dry garden or the irrigated garden and is also useful in perennially wet situations such as in an bioswale. Our 4 year old plant still looks great, but should the need arise it can be refreshed by cutting it down to under 1 foot every 3 to 7 years or so. This variegated plant was a selection made from seedlings grown in 2005 from open-pollinated Lomandra hystrix nursery plants by Russell Costin at a Limpinwood Gardens Nursery in New South Wales Australia - all other plants from this seed crop lacked any variegation. It received Plant Breeders Rights in Australia in August 2014 and US Plant Patent PP26,418 in February 2016 with Ozbreed Plants as the agent and is being marketed in the US by Dig Plants. We began trialing this Lomandra Lucky Stripe in 2016 and have several large specimens in our garden that attract a lot of attention. This plant has not proven to be stable in micropropagation (tissue culture) so it has steadily been more slowly propagated by traditional methods. We will be able to start selling it in the fall of 2020.  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 Lucky Stripe 'LMV200' PP26418.
 
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