- Position: Full Sun
- Soil: Well Drained
- Flowering Period: Late Spring
- Growth Rate: Average
- Eventual Height:1 metre
- Eventual Spread: 1 metre
- Hardiness: Some protection in harsh conditions.
Chondropetalum Tectorum is a member of the Restio family, originally from South Africa. An elegant, tufted, evergreen perennial forming dense clumps of deep green reed-like stems, each stem is banded with brown bracts, and producing clusters of small brown flowers at its tip from late Spring. Chondropetalum Tectorum makes a superb architectural or accent garden plant, drought resistant but will also thrive quite happily within a damp pond-side planting scheme.
Looking After Your Chrondropetalum Tectorum
A member of the Restio family, and a very adaptable plant to many soils and situations, this evergreen perennial is equally happy in either very dry or very damp, but not waterlogged, conditions. preferably in full sun, making this a suitable evergreen perennial for a dry border/sloping bank or pond-side situation, also patio’s and container planting. A generally maintenance free garden plant which does not respond well to being cut back, so needs to be planted where its 1 metre height is suited, although can be divided during the dormant season late Winter or Early Spring. Some Winter protection may be required in very exposed positions.