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Lomandra 'Arctic Frost' PPAF - Arctic Frost Matt Rush
Working on getting this plant out in the field but it is not yet available – listing for information only! 

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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
Height: 1-2 feet
Width: 1-2 feet
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Seaside: Yes
Summer Dry: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 15-20° F
Lomandra 'Arctic Frost' (Arctic Frost) - An attractive evergreen grass-like perennial 1 to 2 feet tall with narrow dark green leaves with contrasting white edges. The leaves are erect towards the center of the plant and arch over gracefully. As with other Lomandra, the leaf tips are curiously cut as though with pinking shears at the tips but are so narrow on this cultivar that this aspect is hardly noticeable. Based on our experience with other lomandra varieties we recommend planting this cultivar in full coastal sun to moderate shade in a fairly well-drained soil. It should prove moderately drought tolerant once established but can also tolerate regular irrigation. It should prove hardy to just below 20° F and be useful in USDA Zones 8 and above. We don't have much information on this variety and even the size we list this plant to get is a bit of a guess. 'Arctic Frost' was selected by Graeme Burton of Rukuhia Homestead Landscaping in Ohaupo, New Zealand. Unlike other variegated lomandra currently being grown, it has proven to be stable in the micropropagation (tissue culture) process, which should make it much more readily available in the nursery trade. We received plants for trial in September 2020 and our early observations of it are that it is a nice smaller variegated Lomandra that should prove useful in the garden or in containers where the larger variegated lomandra might prove too big. 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 in the past with the Australian Grass Trees in the Xanthorrhoaceae or related Dasypogonaceae and then more recently in its own family, the Lomandraceae, or combined with the Cordyline into the Laxmanniaceae. Current treatment is to put it in the subfamily Lomandroideae in the Asparagaceae. This plant is being introduced in California in sping 2021 and we also grow three other very nice variegated Lomandra, Lomandra Platinum Beauty™ ['Roma 13'], Lomandra hystrix 'Sunsprite' and Lomandra hystrix ['LMV200'] Lucky Stripe and we are building stock on another smaller cultivar with wider leaves called Lomandra longifolia 'Muru' Great WhiteThe information on this page is based on the research that we have conducted about this plant in the San Marcos Growers library, from what we have found on reliable online sources, as well as from observations made of our crops of this plant growing in the nursery and of plants growing in the nursery's garden and those in other gardens where we may have observed it. We also have incorporated 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 'Arctic Frost' PPAF.