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Distinguishing traits. Cape rush is architectural yet still distinctly a grass. It arcs and bows with the breeze but clearly defines its shape and place in space. Banded sinuous green stems persist throughout the year, while small brown flowers appear in terminal clusters come summer.
How to use it. Cape rush is tolerant of a wide range of soil types and moisture, making it versatile and adaptable in a number of settings. It provides a calming visual addition to an aquatic garden or around a pool, and its coastal tolerance makes proximity to water all the more attainable.
Keep it growing. Hardy to around 20 degrees Fahrenheit, cape rush grows most successfully planted in full sun. While cape rush is drought tolerant once established, it can always benefit from occasional supplemental watering to enliven it.
Early spring calls for the removal of spent foliage to allow for new growth to emerge. Unlike other clump perennial grasses, cape rush needs its old stems removed individually as opposed to cut down to the ground. Divide every few years to promote healthy growth.
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