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Products > Lomandra longifolia ['Muru'] Great White PP29,618
 
Lomandra longifolia ['Muru'] Great White PP29,618 - Great White Matt 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: Yellow
Bloomtime: Spring/Summer
Fragrant Flowers: Yes
Parentage: (L. longifolia hybrid)
Height: 1-2 feet
Width: 2-3 feet
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Seaside: Yes
Summer Dry: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 15-20° F
Lomandra longifolia ['Muru'] Great White PP29,618 (Great White Matt Rush) - An compact variegated evergreen perennial to 18 to 20 inches tall with medium narrow green strap-shaped leaves with white striations and broad white margins. It has masses of small yellow male flowers in March and April that are sweetly fragrant. Plant in full sun to moderate shade. This is a drought tolerant plant once established, particularly when grown in some shade along the coast, but can also tolerate regular irrigation so long as the soil drains freely and it tough enough to be used fairly close to the beach. Hardy to around 18° F. This is a tough and useful cultivar that is good for mass plantings in difficult situations and requires little to no maintenance once established. This is a great smaller growing variegated Lomandra that is reliable and tough. It is great a specimen plant to brighten up a spot or used in en masse. It has been described by some as resembling a variegated form of the reliable and tough Lomandra longifolia 'Katrinus Deluxe'. 'Muru' is a selection made in 2010 by by Deborah Timbery of Penrith, New South Wales, Australia from a block of seedlings that were the result of open pollinated seed on an unnamed Lomandra longifolia plant. This seedling was isolated and grown to a mature size to assess the stability of the variegation and overall plant vigor and in April 2011 was divided to increase numbers and further test its hardiness and stability. It proved to be a strong growing variegated plant with no reversion of the variegation observed. It was introduced through an organization called Muru Mittigar that works to create a better understanding of Australia's Aboriginal culture and provides jobs, support and traiing for sustained employment opportunities for indigenous Australians. It is marketed worldwide by Ozbreed Plants in Australia and in the US by Dig Plants and received US Plant Patent PP29,618 in August 2018. We originally received plants for trail of 'Muro' in January 2017 from Jo O'Connell of Australian Native Plants in Casitas Springs, CA. The name Lomandra comes from the Greek words 'loma' meaning "margin" and 'andros' meaning "male" and is in reference to a circular margin on the anthers. The specific epithet 'longifolia' means "long leaves". The genus Lomandra has long been placed with the Australian Grass Trees in the Xanthorrhoaceae or related Dasypogonaceae and more in its own family, the Lomandraceae, or combined with the Cordyline into the Laxmanniaceae, but current treatment is to put it in the subfamily Lomandroideae in the Asparagaceae. We are working to get this plant out for sale in the field but also grow three other very nice variegated Lomandra, Lomandra Platinum Beauty™ ['Roma 13'], Lomandra hystrix 'Sunsprite' and Lomandra hystrix ['LMV200'] Lucky Stripe and another smaller cultivar introduced in 2021 with narrower leaves called Lomandra "Arctic Frost'The information provided on this page is based on research we have conducted about this plant in our nursery's library, from what we have found about it on reliable online sources, as well as from observations in our nursery of crops of this plant as well as of plants growing in the nursery's garden and those in other gardens. We will also incorporate comments received from others and welcome getting feedback from anyone who may have additional information, particularly if it includes cultural information that would aid others in growing  Lomandra longifolia ['Muru'] Great White PP29,618.
 
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