San Marcos GrowersSan Marcos Growers
New User?
Wholesale Login
Enter Password
Home Products Purchase Gardens About Us Resources Contact Us
 Web Site Search
Plant Database
Search by Plant Name
  General Plant Info
Search for any word
  Advanced Search >>
Search by size, origins,
color, cultural needs, etc.
Site Map
Retail Locator
Plant Listings

PLANT TYPE
PLANT GEOGRAPHY
PLANT INDEX
ALL PLANT LIST
PLANT IMAGE INDEX
PLANT INTROS
SPECIALTY CROPS
NEW  2019 PLANTS
PRIME LIST>
  for OCTOBER


 Weather Station

 
Products > Lomandra confertifolia ssp. rubiginosa Pacific Sky ['LM700']
 
Lomandra confertifolia ssp. rubiginosa Pacific Sky ['LM700'] - Pacific Sky Mat Rush
   

 
Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Grass-like
Family: Asparagaceae (~Liliaceae)
Origin: Australia (Australasia)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Yellow
Bloomtime: Summer
Parentage: (Lomandra confertifolia spp. rubiginosa cv.)
Height: 1-2 feet
Width: 2-3 feet
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 15-20 F
Lomandra confertifolia ssp. rubiginosa Pacific Sky ['LM700'] (Pacific Sky Mat Rush) - An attractive selection of Lomandra confertifolia subspecies rubiginosa that grows to 18 inches to by 2 feet wide with very fine blue-gray to gray-green leaves that rise up and then weep gracefully back towards the ground. In spring appear the very fragrant small orange-yellow flowers that emerge from reddish-brown buds on spikes rising just up to the top of the foliage - flowers on this selection are all male. Plant in full sun to fairly deep shade in a well-drained soil and irrigate occasionally to infrequently. Hardy to moderate frost and useful in USDA Zones 9-11. Its form, color and durability should make this a great plant for a mass planting, a raised planter or large pot where the foliage can arch over to hide an edge. Pacific Sky is a cultivar of Lomandra confertifolia spp. rubiginosa, a subspecies from open forest areas near Newcastle in New South Wales south to near the border with Victoria. It comes from Evan Clucas at Kuranga Native Nursery in Victoria, who selected it from seedlings resulting from open pollinated Lomandra confertifolia subsp. rubiginosa. It with other selections made were trialed for several years in Australia in a root rot infested soil that is prone to kill Lomandra confertifolia, and this plant outperformed all others. Pacific Sky was first released in the US in 2019 and is marketed here by the Dig Plant Company 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 Pacific Sky ['LM700'].
 
  [MORE INFO]