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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
  • USDA Zone: 8a
  • Growth Habit: Upright, Clumping
  • Growth Rate: Moderate
  • Attributes: Deer Resistant

See Green Thumb Guide below for region specific information.


Green Thumb Guide

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

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 (Opens in new window)
Visit: National County Extension Offices (Opens in new window)



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