Lucky Stripe™ Lomandra hystrix ‘LMV200’
- Clean variegated foliage
- Reliable and tough, even in humid climates
- Ideal for erosion control, mass roadside plantings, rain gardens and green walls
Description: Lucky Stripe™ Lomandra is one of the only ultra-tough no fuss strappy leaf variegated plants with such mass planting appeal. From Cairns to Melbourne to Perth, Lucky Stripe™ Lomandra has ultra clean foliage, even in humid climates. Blemishes and spots usually greatly affect variegated strappy leaf plants, but Lucky Stripe™ Lomandra is an exception, generally remaining spot free.
Years ago Silver Streak™ Dianella became popular due to its white and green foliage, but the plant did not perform long term in most Australian conditions. Now a similar colour contrast can be achieved with a super reliable long lived plant. Lucky Stripe™ Lomandra does not produce viable seed, so it will stay where it is planted. Grows well in dry and wet soils.
Size: 80cm-1m high x 90cm wide.
Uses: Feature planting and mass planting in commercial and lansdcape gardens. Excellent for erosion control, mass roadside plantings, rain gardens and green walls.
Position: Full sun to part shade. Tolerates drought and moderate frost. Sandy loam to heavy clay soils (wet and dry).
Care: Water as required for 8-13 weeks until established. Occassional top up watering will be required in very dry conditions. Plant in a well mulched garden (chunky mulch is recommended, but can tolerate mulches with fines).Use slow release fertiliser in spring. Every 3-7 years cut back 30cm above the ground (looks better pruned every 3 years, depends on desired look).
Where it works: NSW, QLD, VIC, SA & WA.
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This website gives general information for the states/regions in Australia. For local information on which plants work in your area contact your local grower. Local grower knowledge is vital, this website is no substitute.
Heights shown on the website are for general gardening conditions. In well maintained gardens, some plants will get taller.
Lomandra as a genus has undergone a lot of name changes over the years, both by herbariums, and later by the industry. Lomandra hystrix, until the late 1990’s at least was often known in the trade by the synonym Lomandra longifolia subsp. hystrix or even in NSW till after 2000 as simply Lomandra longifolia.