Plant Data Sheet  
 
  Thamnochortus insignis
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NOMENCLATURE
Botanical Name: Thamnochortus insignis
Common Name: Thatching Reed
DESCRIPTION
A member of the restio family, this cool-season, evergreen clumping grass-like plant is upright and stately. Juvenile foliage is feathery and low maturing into tall, upright, smooth unbranched stems. Attractive reddish-brown flowers in summer and showy seeds in mid-autumn provide several months of ornamental interest.
CULTURAL INFORMATION
Light Exposure: Sun
Water Requirements: Occasional
USDA Zone: 15 to 20 F( Z8b)
Soil Requirements: Well-drained
PLANT ANATOMY
Foliage Growth Cycle: Evergreen
Plant Habit: Upright
Height (at Maturity): 4-6 ft.
Width (at Maturity): 6-8 ft.
FLOWER CHARACTERISTICS
Color: Brown
Season: Summer
Notes: Dioecious
LEAF CHARACTERISTICS
Color: Green
Shape: Reed-like
SPECIAL NOTES
Very similar to Chondropetalum tectorum but has more rigid stems.
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