Upright texture and color of this new and improved garden evergreen grass, the Cape Rush (Chondropetalum tectorum) is a colorful burst of year-round color for warmer growing zones or a unique annual in cooler ones. Kick your landscape up a notch or two with these modern and urban environment-ready plants!
Cape features dark green rounded stems that have long been used as thatching and around water around the world. Even tolerant of coastal and saline conditions Rush grasses are versatile and easy-care plants!
Cape Rush grows in a modern, yet free-flowing clump of vertical blades, some of which gracefully arch as the plant gets wider. By summer the stems become festooned with burgundy seed heads that add to the dramatic dark coloration and provide food for birds.
Great for stabilizing hillsides and water feature banks for erosion control, these grasses tolerate a wide range of conditions once established. En masse and groups of Rush look fantastic with their upright growth, dark color and unique burgundy seed heads that wave at the tops of each stem. Adding vertical texture and a formal look to pathways and borders, as well as high-style to patio and porch pots and planters.
Rush plants are typically found growing along river banks and ponds, however Cape Rush can tolerate dry sites equally well. Plant in either rock gardens or in Rain Gardens with success! Coastal gardens, inspired Perennial borders, modernized Cottage gardens, and minimalistic urban plantings all benefit from the unique growth of these grasses.
Rush are very tolerant and versatile in warmer climates and great annual additions to cooler growing zones. Plant in well-drained, moderately enriched soil for best results. Once established, Rush can be very drought tolerant and withstand occasional flooding.
Cape Rush will be your new favorite modernizing plant! With very little fuss, you can have unique garden additions to boost your style and curb appeal with ease! Order today at NatureHills.com before this unique variety of ornamental grass sells out!
Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.
Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!
Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.
Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.
|Young Plants to 18 Months|
|2"x2"x3"||Ranges from||.18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume|
|4.5" Container||Equal to||.65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume|
|Sprinter Pot||Equal to||.63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume|
|4" Container||Ranges from||.31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume|
|6" Container||Equal to||1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume|
|1 Quart||Equal to||1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume|
|5.5" Container||Equal to||1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x5"||Ranges from||.8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x6"||Ranges from||1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x9"||Ranges from||1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x10"||Ranges from||1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old|
|2 Quart||Equal to||2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume|
|#1 Container||Ranges from||2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume|
|5"x5"x12"||Equal to||3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 2 - 4 Years Old|
|#2 Container||Ranges from||1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume|
|#3 Container||Ranges from||2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 3 - 5 Years Old|
|#5 Container||Ranges from||2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume|
|#7 Container||Ranges from||5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume|
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|Brand||Nature Hills' Choice|
|Botanical Name||Chondropetalum tectorum|
|Mature Height||2 - 3 feet|
|Mature Spread||2 - 3 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Soil||Adaptable to Most Soils|
|Moisture||Medium, Low Once Established|
|Pruning Time||Late Winter|