Ischyrolepis subverticillata

Ischyrolepis subverticillata


  • Botanical name: Ischyrolepis subverticillata
  • Common name: Restio
  • Family: Restionaceae
  • Plant Type: Perennial, Evergreen
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Ischyrolepis subverticillata, is a restio species native to South Africa. Restios are part of the Restionaceae family, which includes many evergreen perennials similar in appearance to grasses.


Ischyrolepis subverticillata is an evergreen species with attractive feathery foliage and small, inconspicuous flowers. These low-maintenance plants just require an occasional tidy up by pruning out dead, damaged or unruly culms.


For best results, grow Ischyrolepis subverticillata in full sun or dappled shade, in moist, well-drained soil. Avoid planting in alkaline soils and plant in a spot with plenty of air movement.

How to grow Ischyrolepis subverticillata

  • Plant size

    1.5m height

    1.5m spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Position in border


  • Sun exposure: Dappled shade, full sun
  • Hardiness: Frost hardy
  • Soil type: Acidic / clay / heavy / moist / well drained / light / sandy
  • Plant care: Needs regular watering in pots

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Ischyrolepis subverticillata and wildlife

Ischyrolepis subverticillata has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Ischyrolepis subverticillata poisonous?

Ischyrolepis subverticillata has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

Plants that go well with Ischyrolepis subverticillata