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Elegia capensis
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Elegia capensis

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Elegia capensis (Restionaceae) Broom Reed (e). It is a pretty grass variety which makes an ideal foliage plant for the home garden. It's particularly suited to pond margins and stream banks as it does not shed its foliage. Wind Resistant. Moderate growth rate. Forms large clumps of long, soft, feathery, needle-like leaves. Prefers sandy well-drained soil to which a generous amount of compost has been added. Water well in Winter in the Summer rainfall areas. Sowing : Sow seeds in autumn. Pre-soaking the seed with "Instant Smoke Plus Seed Primer" is of the utmost importance. The smoke-impregnated cartridge paper releases its chemicals when soaked in warm water into which the seed is put for 24 hours prior to sowing. For small seeds this can be difficult, in these cases the seed can be sown and the smoke solution watered onto the seed compost. Germination varies depending on the species, but growth should start to appear within three months. Seedlings can be pricked out into the potting mix when they are large enough to handle. Locality : Ceres. Date of harvest : April 2016.