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Products > Lomandra confertifolia 'Finescape'
 
Lomandra confertifolia 'Finescape' - Finescape 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
Height: 1-2 feet
Width: 1-2 feet
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Seaside: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 15-20 F
Lomandra confertifolia 'Finescape' (Finescape Mat Rush) - A compact evergreen clump forming grass-like plant to 18 inches tall by as wide with very narrow (1/8" wide) dark green leaves that arch over gracefully. In late spring into early summer appear the tiny yellow fragrant male flowers emerging from reddish buds held tightly to vertical stalks that rise up within the foliage. Plant in full coastal sun to part shade in a well-drained soil and irrigated regularly to occasionally. It is reported to be tolerant of salt spray and with a good resistance to root rot. Hardy to at least to 20 F and useful in USDA Zones 8- 11. Though we have not seen evidence of this yet, it is reportedly tolerant of salt spray and having good resistance to root rot. This should prove to be a nice smaller Lomandra for accent planting in small areas and relatively dry borders, bright understory plantings or in containers. We first became aware of this small cultivar in 2014 when Ball Horticulture first started promoting it but it wasn't until 2019 that we were able to get a plant for our Lomandra collection. Looks like it could be a very nice smaller Lomandra but with the same cultural requirements of a well-draining soil that we recommend for all Lomandra confertifolia cultivars. Not surprisingly, this plant did not perform consistently well in the 2015-2017 University of California Landscape Plant Irrigation Trials in Davis, California where it was planted in flat ground in moderately heavy soil in full sun with inland valley heat. The few plants that did get good (some even rave) ratings were irrigated at the highest rate (80% ETo). As will most Lomandra confertifolia we have grown, this one likely would have done much better planted on a mound and likely would have been better tried in shaded conditions in Davis. A crop failure in the laboratory has since delayed availability of this plant until at least 2020.  The information on this webpage is based on research conducted about this plant in our nursery library, from online sources, as well as from observations made of it as it grows in the nursery in containers, in the nursery's garden and in other gardens where we have observed it growing. We will also incorporate 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 confertifolia 'Finescape'.
 
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