Best with regular watering. Requires less frequent watering, once established.
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|Botanical Pronunciation||kon-dro-PET-a-lum tek-TO-rum|
|Lore||This rush is a valuable roof thatching material within its southern African range.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Slow growing to 2 to 3 ft. high, equal spread.|
|Design Ideas||Cape rush is particularly well suited to the shores of water gardens and pools, particularly around boulders and in conjunction with rock waterfalls. Really lends the illusion of water in a dry stream bed. Super cool in swanky pots for both Asian and modern garden styles. A versatile plant that offers fine textured interest to broadleaf compositions.|
|Flower Attribute||Showy Flowers|
|Garden Style||Contemporary, Rustic|
|Landscape Use||Border, Erosion Control, Poolside, Water Garden, Coastal Exposure|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Soil Needs||All-Purpose Plant Food|
|Special Feature||Clump Forming, Easy Care, Naturalizes Well, Tolerates Poor Soils|
|Watering Needs||Best with regular watering. Requires less frequent watering, once established.|
|Companion Plants||Combine cape rush with other rugged heat lovers such as Navajo White Autumn Sage, (Salvia greggii 'Navajo White'), Red Rocks Penstemon, (Penstemon x mexicali 'Red Rocks'), Little Ollie Dwarf Olive, (Olea europea 'Montra') and Otto Quast Spanish Lavender, (Lavandula stoechas 'Otto Quast').|
Tolerates a wide range of soil types. Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. For a neat appearance, remove old foliage before new leaves emerge. Divide clumps every 2 to 3 years in early spring.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 8-10