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Chondropetalum tectorum
Common Name: Cape Rush Family: Restionaceae (The Restio Family)

Chondropetalum tectorum
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Notes:
This architectural plant offers dense clumps of wiry, deep green stems that develop papery, chocolate-brown bands and long lasting dark brown seed heads. Ideal in an attractive pot or a protected area of the garden, this species is hardy to minus seven degrees Celsius and prefers sandy, well-drained soil. C. tectorum is endemic to South Africa's Cape Province and belongs to the restios, a family of Southern Hemisphere rush- and sedge-like plants.

Geogrpahical Origin:
Southern Africa and Madagascar
Native Habitat:
Dry to moist soils. Common in seasonally wet areas often forming very extensive stands, mainly on coastal forelands.

ClassEvergreen  Primary Bloom ColourBrown 
TypeGrass  Secondary Bloom Colour 
Height2-4'  Bloom TimeSummer 
Spread2-3'  FragranceNo 
Light ExposureFull - Part Sun Loves Sun Sun  Foliage ColourGreen 
Soil MoistureAverage Moist Dry  Stem Colour 
Hardiness Zone8b  BerriesNo 
BC NativeNo    

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