Elegia tectorum

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Elegia tectorum

Common name

South African thatching reed

What you get

You will receive a fully rooted 5ltr pot standing 2-3 ft tall


Elegia tectorum is used in South Africa as a thatching reed. It's 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.


South Africa

Planting and care

Best in full sun and in moist, well drained soil. Hardy to -7.