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Elegia tectorum

Commonly known as Thatching Reed, Dekriet

  • This was the reed originally used for thatching, but has been replaced by Thamnocortus Insignus, which has longer stems.
  • It grows to a height of 1m with a spread of the same.
  • It has thin dark green stems with nearly black sheaths making it a very attractive and popular ornamental plant.
  • Flowering occurs in autumn and lasts for about a month.
  • Sow seeds in autumn
  • Hardy to USDA zone 8.
  • Previously known as Chondropetalum tectorum