• Elegia elephantina

Elegia elephantina

Large Cape Rush, Large Cape Restio
Size: ex 1.5L pots

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Quick Overview

  • South African Restio
  • Tall rush-like clump
  • Brown flower cluster in summer
  • Drought and wind tolerant
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Description

Elegia elephantina, Large Cape Rush is a robust member of the Restionaceae which forms handsome clumps that grow to about 1.5m taller or taller. The dark green stems are jointed giving them a slightly zig-zag habit and have reddish-brown sheaths at the nodes which drop off leaving a brown band. In summer, the clump is topped with dark-brown flower clusters giving it a very elegant and distinctive appearance.

There are over 350 species of South African Restionaceae and Elegia elephantina is one the hardiest, taking temperatures down to about -7 or -8C. It is very easy in cultivation, preferring a warm sunny location and regular waterings throughout the growing season without being constantly wet. Like most Restios and many South African plants it prefers a nutrient-poor soil devoid of phosphates. It should not be fed with fertilisers.

Additional Information

Order Poales
Family Restionaceae
Sub-Family No
Synonyms No
Geographical Origin South Africa: Western Cape
Cultivation Full sun. Regular watering during the summer
Eventual Height 1.5m
Eventual Spread 1.2m
Hardiness Down to about -7C

Elegia elephantina

Large Cape Rush, Large Cape Restio
Size: ex 1.5L pots

Availability: Sold Out

£10.99
You could receive 20 Palm Points for writing a review and/or rating this product.

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