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Restio similis

Common Name:

Plant Type:
Restio
Family:
Restionaceae (The Restio Family)
Geographic Origin:
South and Southern Africa
California Native?:
No
Plant Size:
18 inches high, 3 feet wide
Landscape/Garden Uses:
Mixed plantings
Flowering Season:
Summer
Flower Color:
Gold
Exposure:
Sun or light shade
Soils:
Well-drained soil
Suggested Irrigation:
Moderate to occasional watering
Estimated Hardiness:
Hardy to 20-25 degrees F.
So many of the restios offered in the nursery trade are large scale plants--Restio similis is a smaller clumping species of restio. Dark green culms are slender and shiny, and the overall effect is of a graceful, draping grass. Chestnut bracts appear at the stem tips and produce tiny flowers in summer. Foliage clump reaches 18 inches high and about 3 feet wide. Hardy to at least 20 degrees F.