Small Cape Rush
|Scientific Name||Chondropetalum tectorum|
|Principal Common Name||Small Cape Rush|
|Description||Similar looking to grasses and sedges, South African restios differ in that they have their inflorescence at the tip of the culms, which are mostly solid, the leaves have no blades but leafsheats only, which occurs at nodes along the culms. The leafsheats is always split down to the base and may persist or drop off. C. tectorum is native to marshes, but will grow with regular water or even tolerate drought after the annual new growth cycle. Prefers poor soil.|
|Height Range||2 - 3 FT|
|Spread Range||3 - 4 FT|
|Sunset Zones||8 : 9 : 14 : 15 : 16 : 17 : 18 : 19 : 20 : 21 : 22 : 23 : 24|
|USDA Zones||9a : 9b : 10a : 10b : 11|
|Flower Time||Summer : Fall|
|Ease of Growing||Easy|
|Light Preferences||Sun (minimum 8 hours direct sun) : Partial Shade|
|Soil Preferences||Moist : Poor|
|Watering Preferences||Drought Tolerant : Medium|
|Outstanding Features||Container Plant : Drought tolerant : Evergreen : Form : Poor Soil tolerant : Seaside tolerant|
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