Plants by mail order since 1984, over 4100 plants online today!


My Burncoose




15th February, we are pleased to say that the nursery and gardens are open to visitors. We are also still offering click and collect orders from the website. Mail order is continuing as normal. However please be aware that courier deliveries can be delayed, due to high volumes.


Restios make eye-catching architectural features in any garden or border or as patio plants in pots


Further Reading....

  • Evergreen
  • Bulb/Corm or rhizomatous perennial - rhizomatous perennial
  • Ornamental grasses - rush-like perennials.
  • Full sun
  • Additional Features - Good to know -
  • Place of origin - southern Africa
  • Soil Conditions - Neutral to acid soil -
  • Well drained, dry, poor to moderately fertile soil
Restio - Growing Guide

Buy Varieties of RESTIO

RESTIO Chondropetalum tectorum

RESTIO Chondropetalum tectorum  >

Commonly known as: Thatching reed.
rush-like plant forming an ornate erect tussock. Prefers full sun and well drained soil. Grows well in coastal conditions and survives up to -8°C
£16.50 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant

RESTIO Elegia capensis

RESTIO Elegia capensis  >

Commonly known as: Broom reed.
A very architectural restio with stems of up to 6 ft from a tussock. Brownish flower heads in spring, followed by dark brown seed heads which are good for cutting. Providing the plant is well protected with a winter mulch it will reshoot from the ground
£25.00 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant

Useful extras...

Visit the Caerhays Castle website
Order the 2021 Burncoose Catalogue
Payment methods accepted
watch us on you tube
Visit Burncoose House - Holiday Accommodation
Burncoose Nurseries: Gwennap, Redruth, Cornwall TR16 6BJ
Telephone: +44 (0) 1209 860316 Fax: +44 (0) 1209 860011 Email:
© Burncoose Nurseries 1997 - 2021      Website by Forgecom
All plant pictures are copyright © Burncoose Nurseries unless otherwise stated.
No rights are given to download any of our pictures and use them (for personal or professional use) without our consent.