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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 Information on this page is based on research conducted in our nursery library, 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 where we have observed it. We also will incorporate comments received from others and welcome 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 would aid others in growing Lomandra Pacific Sky ['LM700'].