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Rhynchelytrum repens

Natal grass

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Features

  • Height0.8m to 1.2m
  • Spread0.3m to 0.5m
  • Growth HabitGrass-like
  • Flower ColourWhite, pink
  • Leaf ColourBlue-green

Description

Rhynchelytrum repens (Natal grass). This species is grown for its dark blue-green foliage, with soft white or pink flowers blooming in late spring. Grow in full sun with rich, moist soil, that is well drained.

Characteristics

Perennial, Grass

Other common names

Ruby grass

Origin

South Africa

Interest and use

Ornamental, border, cutting bed, foliage, wildflower/meadow

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, Rich
  • Soil pH7.0
  • WaterMoist

Propagation

Seed in spring or autumn, or by division in autumn; however forms should be propagated by division only.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Usually little trouble from pests and diseases.

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