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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'–6' high x 5'–7' 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'–5' high x 3' wide; hardy to zone 8.

Thamnochortus spicigerus (G-0520)
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Dainty blooms and unfurling leaves forge an early spring treasure trove of color and texture.

In the last ten days, we’ve experienced all kinds of weather at Digging Dog, including frosty mornings, torrential downpours, deafening hail, glorious sunny 70 º afternoons and even sleet! Thankfully spring is almost here and signs of its arrival grow more evident every day. Brimming with possibility, youthful growth and pristine delicacy, the early spring garden is a fresh treasure trove of color and texture. The plants featured in this newsletter caught my eye while walking through the nursery and along the surrounding borders. Hopefully, a handful of them will spark your interest as well! All of us here at the nursery wish you a very happy spring and countless happy afternoons digging in a garden!

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