Chondropetalum elephantinum

  • Chondropetalum elephantinum  large Cape rush
large Cape rush

This rush like plant from South Africa creates a striking accent with 4 to 6 foot upright stems producing papery brachts at each joint. It will grow in sun or partial shade, and can be either grown in shallow water or in soil with regular to low water. Doesn't like rich soils. You may cut old stems to the ground when new growth appears.