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Small Reed

Elegia filacea

Also known as

Little Golden Curls

Full Sun
Moderate care
Frequent watering
Tender

H4-H1c

RHS hardiness

-10°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

50cm

Max

50cm

30cm

Min

30cm

2 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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

    Seed

    Sow seed in Autumn after first winter rain. Keep moist.

    Division

    Divide thick clumps during winter.

    Special features of Small Reed

    Drought resistant

    Can tolerate extended periods without water.

    Other uses of Small Reed

    Ornamental

    They make good garden specimens especially in sandy soils.