added by Ryan Hardman
(14 months ago)
Cape rush: Chondropetalum tectorum is an easy-to-grow plant that tolerates a wide range of soils as long as it is watered regularly. It does well in full sun or with at least five hours of direct sunshine per day, and reaches about 4 feet tall and 6 feet wide. It fits in particularly well in modern coastal gardens because the dark brown (almost black) bracts and flowers make such a strong display with modern elements like rusty metal or black resin planters. It is evergreen and needs no pruning.