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botanical name:
Rhodocoma gigantea
Rhodocoma gigantea © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Restio
family:  Restionaceae
characteristics: grass
height: 3.00m
width: 1.50m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: clump
leaf colour: green
flower colour: brown
fruit colour: brown
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: moist soil
preferred soil pH: acid
minimum temp: -7°C
USDA zone: 8 to 10
description:
Large growing, elegant Restio with upright stems and arching finely divided feathery bright green foliage. Produces spikelets of brown flowers, male and female on separate plants, followed by chestnut-brown seedheads.

cultivation:
Needs moist, well drained, acid soil in sun or part shade. Not suitable for poor chalky soils. Frost hardy but thrives best in warm climates.
Can be grown in large containers.


propagation:
From seed.
Also by division in early spring, but only large sections should be used as small divisions to not normally thrive.

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