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Thamnochortus


Thamnochortus insignis  full sun
Thatching Reed
Thamnochortus insignis

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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Thamnochortus spicigerus  full sun

Dense handsome tussocks of artful arching blue-green culms are topped with bronzy wheat-like flowers on tall spikes. Seemingly impervious to heat, wind and coastal conditions and tolerant to both acidic and alkaline soils, this rhizomous grass will delight with prominence and longevity.

Blooms October–December.

Size: 4' 0"–5' 0" high x 3' 0" wide; hardy to zone 8.

Thamnochortus spicigerus (G-0520)
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How To Plan For A Successful Late Season Garden

November 20th - 2 pm to 3 pm

Pictorial presentation and talk by Horticulturalist Deborah Whigham with cut seasonal garden selections. A variety of plants from Digging Dog Nursery will be for sale.

Location: Healdsburg Garden Club - 860 Chanticleer Way in the Villa Chanticleer Annex, Healdsburg, California www.healdsburggardenclub.org

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Our fall arrangement includes: Asters Hydrangeas Miscanthus Molinias Persicarias Salvias Verbenas

I wanted this arrangement to celebrate the diverse beauty that autumn affords. It was photographed by acclaimed garden photographer, Saxon Holt, who happened to be visiting us.

Autumnal Fanfare: Lambent Leaves, Glistening Berries, Fleeting Flowers, last chance for Fantastic Fall Sale, Gift Certificates now on sale!

Here at Digging Dog, we’ve had some welcome rain to actually soak the soil. With the onset of shorter days and chilly nights, a quieter contemplative mood envelopes parts of the garden. As many herbaceous plants are fading into dormancy, evergreen shrubs, bold-toned leaves, textural seed-heads plus plump glistening berries take center stage. The impressive group of plants featured in this newsletter caught my eye when I strolled through the nursery and garden yesterday. I hope you enjoy these compelling autumnal offerings. In many locales throughout the country, there’s still time to tuck some botanical gems into an empty garden nook.

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