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Products > Lomandra confertifolia ssp. pallida 'Pom Pom' PP32,554
Lomandra confertifolia ssp. pallida 'Pom Pom' PP32,554 - Shorty Mat Rush
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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Grass-like
Family: Asparagaceae (~Liliaceae)
Origin: Australia (Australasia)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Yellow
Bloomtime: Winter/Summer
Fragrant Flowers: Yes
Synonyms: [L. confertifolia 'Shorty', 'PomPom', 'Lopomp']
Height: 1-2 feet
Width: 2-3 feet
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 10-15 F
Lomandra confertifolia ssp. pallida 'Pom Pom' PP32,554 (Shorty Mat Rush) - A compact mound forming grass-like plant 18 to 24 inches tall by 2-3 feet wide with semi-erect vivid lime colored foliage and small male cream to yellow flowers held nearly hidden among the foliage. Plant in full sun to part shade in a well-drained soil and irrigate occasionally to infrequently. Hardy to moderate frost and temperatures down to 10 to 15F and useful in areas down to USDA Zone 8. This new cultivar should prove to be useful in mass as a groundcover, an accent plant or in a container. It is similar in color to the cultivar 'Lime Tuff' but about two thirds the size. Lomandra confertifolia ssp. pallida typically grows in rocky places, usually on sandstone from high mountainous areas to near the coast from Sydney New South Wales north to central Queensland. This cultivar was registered by the Australian Cultivar Registration Authority to Joseph Murray of Vitatech Services in Victoria. It was introduced in October 2014 as a mutation discovered within a planting of tissue cultured Lomandra confertifolia subsp. pallida cultivars and described as a mound forming male dwarf plant to 4060 cm tall by 70100 cm across, with dense semi-erect to arching foliage of the RHS Color Chart Green Group 141B with inflorescences half the length of leaves and generally hidden. It is marketed through the Outback Plants program of Australian Horticultural Services in Wonga Park, Victoria and received US Plant Patent PP32,554 on December 1, 2020. It is also being marketed in the US under the name Lomandra confertifolia Shorty, but its legitimate cultivar name is 'Pom Pom'.  The information that is presented on this page is based on research we have conducted about this plant in our library and from reliable online sources. We also consider observations we have made of it in the nursery's garden and in other gardens we have visited, as well how it performs in our nursery crops out in the field. We incorporate comments that we receive from others as well and welcome getting feedback from anyone who may have additional information, particularly if they know of cultural information that would aid others in growing  Lomandra confertifolia ssp. pallida 'Pom Pom' PP32,554.