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Green Grass Reed

Restio festuciformis

Also known as

Groengrasriet (Afr.)

Full Sun
Moderate care
Moderate watering


USDA zone


Minimum temperature

Expected size






  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

Green Grass Reed Overview

A beautiful architectural and ornamental grass like plant has a soft tufted look. Because of the very fine stems, the plant is nearly always in motion with the slightest bit of wind, so it is a beautiful addition to add movement in a garden and a great plant for planting in mass. ZA Distribution: Western Cape.

Common problems with Green Grass Reed

Restio’s are generally trouble free plants to grow not succumbing to either pest or disease.

    How to harvest Green Grass Reed

    Harvest seeds after flowering early winter. Remove dead, damaged or wayward culms, by cutting them out as close to the ground as possible.

    How to propagate Green Grass Reed


    Sowing time best during rainy season. Germination rate is fairly good when treated with smoke or 'Instant Smoke Plus' seed primer.

    Special features of Green Grass Reed

    Pot plant

    Suitable as an accent plant in a container.

    Wet sites

    Other uses of Green Grass Reed


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