Small Cape Rush

Small Cape Rush

Small Cape Rush Chondropetalum tectorum


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Data sheet

  • Foliage - Evergreen
  • Sun Exposure - Full Sun/Lite Shade
  • Water Needs - Low/Moderate
  • Bloom Season - Summer/Fall
  • Mature Height - 2-3'
  • Mature Width - 3-4'

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Chondropetalum tectorum is a grass-like plant with ridgid upright stems reaching up to 3' tall and wide.  Atop the stems are attractive brown flowers that contrast nicely against the medium green stems.  Although the Cape Rush has a bog-like appearance, it is actually quite drought tolerant and can work in conjunction with Mediterranean climate plants. It also works well in seaside conditions with succulents other drought tolerant perennials.   Use Chondropetalum as single specamin accent plants or in a clump.  Native to South Africa and hardy down to about 25 deg. F.  

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