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Products > Lomandra longifolia Nyalla ['LM400'] PP15,583
 
Lomandra longifolia Nyalla ['LM400'] PP15,583 - Nyalla 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: Spring/Summer
Fragrant Flowers: Yes
Height: 3-4 feet
Width: 3-4 feet
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Seaside: Yes
Summer Dry: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 15-20 F
Lomandra longifolia Nyalla ['LM400'] PP15,583 - A semi-compact fine textured tufting plant to 3 to 4 feet tall and equal spread with light blue-green straight narrow leaves that radiate up and outwards from the crown and with unusual, attractive yellow male flower heads in early in spring. Plant in full sun to moderate shade and water occasionally to sparingly in warm months, though it reportedly tolerates wetter conditions so long as the soil is freely draining or the plant is on a slope or mound, otherwise it can be planted in nearly any soil type. It is also tolerant to windy, salt laden situations and moderate frost - should be hardy to around 16 F. This is a selection of the typically larger Lomandra longifolia but is slightly larger than Lomandra longifolia Breeze ['LM300'] and has paler green stiffer leaves. Cutting back is not required, but it can be trimmed back using a sharp shear, knife or power trimmer to cut foliage to about 8 inches above the ground; avoid doing this in mid-summer or when plants are drought stressed. Plants benefit from a light feeding with a general fertilizer prior to winter active growth. This cultivar is a great plant a specimen in the ground or in a container or used in a mass planting in sun or shade and the cut foliage is useful as filler in flower arrangements. This plant was discovered in January, 1999 in a nursery in New South Wales, Australia as a vegetative sport in a block of Lomandra longifolia 'Cassica' and was selected due to its much finer leaf and compact size. Lomandra longifolia 'Cassica' itself was a plant that was selected from a location on a coastal sand dune and so it is not too surprising that Nyalla is one of the more salt tolerant varieties. We first saw this plant at the Australian Native Plant Nursery in Ojai but many of the plants currently marketed under this name are a smaller tissue culture sport that we now call This information is based on research conducted about this plant in our nursery library and from reliable online sources. We also take into consideration observations of it in our nursery of crops, as well as of plants growing in the nursery's garden and those in other gardens we have visited. We will 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 Nyalla ['LM400'] PP15,583.
 
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