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Thamnochortus cinereus

Commonly known as Silver Reed

  • This is one of the smaller restios growing to a height of around 0.8m.
  • The female plant consists of attractive rich, golden flower heads with greyish shoots.
  • It is one of the most colorful restios flowering through winter to early spring.
  • The male plant has silvery flowers that are attractive for 3 months.
  • It enjoys wetter, well drained areas and can be planted in containers, amongst rocks or in small groups.
  • Hardy to USDA zone 8.
  • Seeds should be sown in autumn.