• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly- weekly or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Reaches 4 to 6 ft. tall, 2 to 4 ft. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Specimen
    Blooms:
    Spring; spikes persist for months
  • Detail
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Average landscape size:Reaches 4 to 6 ft. tall, 2 to 4 ft. wide.
    Blooms:Spring; spikes persist for months
    Flower color:Brown
    Flower attributesShowy Flowers
    Garden styleContemporary, Rustic
  • Care
    Care Information
    Provide slightly acidic soil. Somewhat drought tolerant when established but looks best with regular water; take care to not overwater during cool season. Mulch to protect roots in cold winter zones. Top growth may die back but will regrow from the base in the spring.
    Light Needs:
    <strong>Partial Sun / Partial Shade</strong>: These two terms are often used interchangeably to mean 3-6 (or 4-6) hours of sunlight each day. However, there is a difference.
<strong>Partial shade</strong> typically means the plants will appreciate a more gentle exposure such as the weaker morning or early afternoon sun, with the emphasis on providing the minimum needed shade and sheltering from intense late afternoon sun. <strong>Partial sun</strong> typically means the plants <u>need</u> some direct sun, so the emphasis is on meeting the required minimum hours of sunlight, with filtered sunlight or shade the balance of the day.
Both are best with shelter from the harshest late afternoon sun. This shade could be provided by a structure, a wall, larger plants or  tree(s).
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Water regularly- weekly or more often in extreme heat.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    Rapidly gaining in popularity, the Restios are a plant family native to the southern hemisphere, primarily the Cape region of South Africa. These are interesting, textural plants with elegant form and growth habits that resemble (but have no relation to) Rushes (Juncus), Horsetails (Equisetum) and small Bamboos.This particular species hails from the inland mountains of South Africa.

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