Also known as
Lily Grass , Watergras (Afr.), Watergras
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3 years to reach maturity
This plant has no fragrance
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Weeping Anthericum Overview
With its evergreen leaves, pretty flowers and grass-like effect, the Weeping anthericum is a great addition to your subtropical or bushveld garden. It is a popular garden plant, planted near water features, and is used extensively by landscape gardeners. Planted in mass it will create a soft, meadow feel, making it not only a popular border plant, but also a useful groundcover for shady or sunny areas . ZA Distribution: Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal.
Common problems with Weeping Anthericum
Pests include spider mites, and mealy bugs. Diseases include leaf spot.
Weeping Anthericum Companion Plants
Plant alongside other grasses or small shrubs.
How to harvest Weeping Anthericum
Harvest seeds after flower when fully ripe (black color).
How to propagate Weeping Anthericum
Germinates best in raised seed beds or directly on the ground in prepared sandy soil with a little very well rotted compost added, poor results may be obtained if seed is planted into a bark base.
Divide clumps when growth begins in early spring.
Special features of Weeping Anthericum
Attracts useful insects
Attracts insects such as butterflies, bees and other small insects.
Well suited to containers and planters, where their weeping habit is effective.
Other uses of Weeping Anthericum
Weeping anthericum can be planted on mass or as individual specimen. It has a soil stabilizing effect when planted on mass.