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Elegia fistulosa

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Family: Restionaceae
Genus: Elegia (el-EE-jee-a) (Info)
Species: fistulosa (fist-yoo-LOW-suh) (Info)

Category:
Ornamental Grasses and Bamboo

Height:
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

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Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

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Bloom Color:
Cream/Tan

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Other details:
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Provides winter interest

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral BlueScarlett On Oct 9, 2012, BlueScarlett from El Cerrito, CA (Zone 10b) wrote:

Had one that was planted in summer 2011 and died in spring of 2012. My best guess is that I didn't keep it watered enough. From researching this plant, it sounds like in likes damp areas and needs regular watering. But this site says it is "drought tolerant". I liked the look and location it was planted, and am looking for something simliar that might not need as much water. Any suggestions?



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