Commonly known as Fonteinriet, Horsetail restio, Besemriet
- This is a very striking, graceful species growing in clumps to a height of 2m.
- They were originally described as horsetails, due to the whorl like appearance of the foliage.
- They flower in spring for about 3 weeks, producing golden brown flowers, which are popular in the cut flower industry.
- This is probably one of the most well known cultivated restios.
- They can be grown in full sun or semi-shade and prefer marshy areas.
- Seeds should be sown in autumn
- Hardy to USDA zone 8