Commonly known as Thatching Reed
- Their heavy stems make them ideal for thatching.
- They grow to a height of 2m and should be planted in a position of full sun.
- They consist of very attractive tussocks - and are beautiful ornamental plants, which can be grown in the open, in rockeries and also in pots.
- They can be planted in moist or dry sandy locations.
- Flowering occurs in summer and lasts for about 4 weeks.
- Sow seeds in autumn.
- Are hardy to USDA zone 8.