A picture of a South African thatching bush

South African thatching bush

Elegia spp.

Full Sun
Light watering
Half-hardy

H3

RHS hardiness

-5°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

3m

Max

1.5m

Min

Flowering

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South African thatching bush Overview

Elegia is a genus consisting of around 50 perennial species restricted in their distribution to the Cape Province in South Africa. These are grass-like, with deciduous leaf sheaths and tend to grow in tufts, some species are grown as ornamental garden plants.