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Products > Lomandra hystrix Lucky Stripe ['LMV200'] PP26,418
Lomandra hystrix Lucky Stripe ['LMV200'] PP26,418 - Lucky Stripe Mat 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: Pale Yellow
Bloomtime: Spring/Summer
Parentage: (Lomandra hystrix selection)
Height: 3-4 feet
Width: 3-4 feet
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Summer Dry: Yes
Deer Tolerant: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 10-15 F
Lomandra hystrix Lucky Stripe 'LMV200' PP26,418 (Lucky Stripe Mat Rush) - This tough and reliable clump-forming grass-like plant is one of the most beautiful of the Lomandra cultivars that we grow. It grows up to a full 3 feet tall, by as wide with 1/2 inch wide gray-green leaves that have cream colored longitudinal stripes with newly emerging leaves erect at the center of the plant and then cascading gracefully over with age. In spring into summer it produces pale greenish-yellow branched inflorescence with spiny bracts and small fragrant male flowers. The clumps spread slowly by short (less than 1-inch-long rhizomes) and it has a large fibrous root structure that make it good for soil stabilization.

Plant in full sun to moderate shade. It is fairly drought tolerant once established, but can also tolerate regular irrigation, which makes it useful both in the dry garden or in the irrigated garden. It is also useful in perennially wet situations such as in a bioswale. Our 5-year-old plant still looks great, but should the need arise it can be refreshed by cutting it down to under 1 foot every 3 to 7 year.

This plant is larger with wider leaves than the very popular and attractive Lomandra 'Roma 13', that is marketed internationally as White Sands and in the US in the Sunset Western Garden Collection as Platinum Beauty™. Lucky Stripe was a selection made from seedlings grown in 2005 from open-pollinated Lomandra hystrix nursery plants by Russell Costin at a Limpinwood Gardens Nursery in New South Wales Australia - all other plants from this seed crop lacked any variegation. It received Plant Breeders Rights in Australia in August 2014 and US Plant Patent PP26,418 in February 2016 with Ozbreed Plants as the agent and is being marketed in the US by Dig Plant Company.

We began trialing this Lomandra Lucky Stripe in 2016 and have several large specimens in our garden that attract a lot of attention. This plant has not proven to be stable in micropropagation (tissue culture) so has been steadily and more slowly propagated by traditional methods. In 2020 we were finally able to start this attractive and durable Lomandra. 

This information about Lomandra hystrix Lucky Stripe ['LMV200'] PP26,418 displayed on this web page is based on research we have conducted in our horticultural library and from reliable online resources. We also will relate observations we have made about it as it grows in our nursery gardens and other gardens visited, as well how our crops have performed in containers in the nursery field. Where appropriate, we will also incorporate comments that we receive from others and we welcome hearing from anyone with additional information, particularly if they can share cultural information that would aid others in growing this plant.