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Thamnochortus insignis
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Thamnochortus insignis

Thamnochortus

Thamnochortus insignis full sun

Exhibiting a kinetic sculptural quality in the wind and a graceful architectural flair all year, slender, unbranched reedlike stems tipped with small golden inflorescences spring from a dense basal tussock. Its tidy and tenacious upright habit prefers good air circulation and acidic soil, and abides drought, frost and seaside conditions once established.

Hailing from the South African coast between Cape Agulhas and Albertinia, Thamnochortus insignis is commonly utilized to thatch traditional Cape Dutch homes, and can be featured in your garden as a dramatic long-lived specimen.

Blooms July – August.

Size: 5' 0"–6' 0" high x 5' 0"–7' 0" wide; hardy to zone 8.

Thamnochortus insignis (G-0084)
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