Elegia Tectorum

Elegia Tectorum

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Thatching reed from South Africa. A very fast growing attractive and popular Restio forming a tufted clump of foliage reaching 1.5m in height. Produces attractive seed heads in the autumn. Grow in well drained moisture retentive soil in full sun. Hardy to -7.


Elegia tectorum

Common name

South African thatching reed

What you get

You will recieve a fully rooted 2ltr pot


Elegia tectorum is used in South Africa as a thatching reed its a fast growing and attractive restio forming a tufted clump of bright green foliage reaching 1.5m in height. The stems are banded green brown and black and they produce attractive seed heads in autumn. Best in full sun in moist well drained soil and hardy to -7.


South Africa

Planting and care