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Green grass reed

Restio festuciformis

Green grass restio (Eng.), Groengrasriet (Afr.)

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A beautiful architectural and ornamental grass like plant has a soft tufted look. Because of the very fine stems, the plant is nearly always in motion with the slightest bit of wind, so it is a beautiful addition to add movement in a garden and a great plant for planting in mass.

Planning

Difficulty
Moderate
Flowering time
Autumn
Fruiting time
Autumn

Harvesting

Harvest seeds after flowering early winter. Remove dead, damaged or wayward culms, by cutting them out as close to the ground as possible.

Propagation

Seed
Sowing time best during rainy season. Germination rate is fairly good when treated with smoke or 'Instant Smoke Plus' seed primer.

Special features

Pot plant
Suitable as an accent plant in a container.

Geography

Origin
Australia (Australasia)
Natural climate
Mediterranean

Environment

Light
Full Sun
Soil moisture
Moist
Soil type
Loam
Soil PH preference
Neutral
Frost hardiness
Half-Hardy

Uses

Notes
Horticultural

Personality

Family
Restionaceae
Flower colour
Golden
Scent
None

Problems

Restio’s are generally trouble free plants to grow not succumbing to either pest or disease.

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