2 years to reach maturity
This plant has no fragrance
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Small Reed Overview
Small reeds with male and female differend forms on seperate plants. These small reeds are often found in sandy soils in the Western Cape fynbos biome. It is a waterwise choice for winter rainfall gardens allowing for no additional irrigation water needed (xeriscaping).
Common problems with Small Reed
Relatively problem free.
How to harvest Small Reed
Pick for decoration as needed.
How to propagate Small Reed
Sow seed in Autumn after first winter rain. Keep moist.
Divide thick clumps during winter.
Special features of Small Reed
Can tolerate extended periods without water.
Other uses of Small Reed
They make good garden specimens especially in sandy soils.