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Cape Rush

Chondropetalum tectorum
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Perennial, rush-like plant has a dense, clumping growth habit. Papery bracts at each joint drop off leaving a dark band. Clusters of small, brown flowers tip foliage in late summer. Great focal point in containers or borders.

Plant with Hosta


  • Landscape Size: 2'-3' tall, 3'-4' wide
  • Light Requirement: Full Sun or Morning Sun/Afternoon Shade
  • Water Needs: Low
  • Sunset Zone: 8, 9, 14-24
  • Growth Habit: Upright, Clumping
  • Growth Rate: Moderate
  • Attributes: Deer Resistant

These characteristics apply to the greater Sacramento area and nearby regions. 

Live outside of our area? Please check with your local cooperative extension for the best growing practices in your neck of the woods.

Visit: UC Cooperative Extension Offices

Visit: National County Extension Offices

    Green Thumb Guide

    Grows well in nearly any soil type. Tolerant of marshy conditions. Feed in spring with a shrub fertilizer.



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