Cape Rush
Cape Rush
Cape Rush

Cape Rush Grass

Chondropetalum Tectorum

  • Unique, Reed-Like Stems Add Architectural Interest to Landscapes
  • Neat, Clumping Growth Perfect for Borders and Mixed Plantings
  • Drought-Tolerant, Ideal for Water-Wise Gardens
  • Low Maintenance and Easy to Care For
  • Versatile Use in Contemporary, Coastal, or Natural Garden Designs

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Hardiness Zones:
9 - 11
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Enhance your landscape with the unique and elegant Cape Rush Grass, a versatile and attractive ornamental grass. Native to South Africa, this evergreen grass is perfect for adding texture and interest to small to medium-sized yards, patios, and even containers.

Cape Rush Grass, known botanically as Chondropetalum tectorum, is prized for its slender, reed-like stems that grow in a neat, clumping form. This grass reaches a moderate height, making it an excellent choice for creating soft borders or as an accent in mixed plantings. The stems are topped with small, brownish flower clusters in late summer, adding an extra layer of visual interest.

At Moon Valley Nurseries, we are committed to cultivating the highest quality Cape Rush Grass. Our expert growing techniques ensure that each plant is healthy and ready to thrive in your landscape. We use only the finest specimens, ensuring that our Cape Rush Grass is a top-quality addition to your garden.
Planting Cape Rush Grass in your landscape not only adds a touch of architectural beauty but also offers ease of care. It's drought-tolerant once established, making it a great choice for water-wise gardens. Whether used in a contemporary garden setting, as a low-maintenance container plant, or as part of a natural, coastal landscape, Cape Rush Grass is an excellent choice for gardeners seeking to add a unique and graceful element to their outdoor space.

Every time a plant is watered, the soil should be thoroughly saturated to a depth of at least 2 to 3 feet and at least as wide as a tree well. Very slow and deep watering is always recommended. During periods of extreme heat, we advise at least 1 additional time per week of watering for all varieties. For periods of heavy rain (1/2” or more) adjust accordingly by possibly skipping a watering session for that time.



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