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RESTIO Elegia capensis

RESTIO Elegia capensis  (RESTIO Elegia capensis)

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Oooo! I like that plant :o))
Mmmm! I've just read up on this plant, it will grow slowly for the first 3yrs then one needs to keep a check on is as it is....... this is what I read on a web site.......

With tall bamboo-like stems and soft, feathery, needle-like leaves, the horsetail restio will enhance swimming pool areas, larger water features and areas around dams, streams and seepage sites. This elegant plant, forming a thick forest of stems, needs to be kept in check if space is an issue. Growth is somewhat slow for the first three years (1m in the first year), after which it quickly grows to full height and the rhizomes start to spread rapidly, easily reaching a diameter of three to five meters. Elegia capensis needs a lot of water to maintain its lush green foliage. In drier conditions the plants will be smaller, fairly sparse and yellowish in colour. Tolerant of frequent and strong winds. It needs protection from frost and thrives in the conditions of a Mediterranean climate. Given similar conditions of soil and water, this plant should flourish in frost free gardens.

You may already know this but I think it was worth knowing anyway :o))

17 Nov, 2014

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