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Thamnochortus insignis

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.