We were traveling the “Garden Route” on some of the most beautiful coastline in the world between the Outeniqua and Tsitsikamma mountains in South Africa. We were camping when we could and one morning, after a particularly raucous night, we awoke to find Leopard tracks through the camp! Apparently, someone had forgotten to hoist the food and our steaks were gone! We later collected seeds from a beautiful plant called Rhodocoma gigantean, or as the natives call it: Dekriet. This grass-like plant in the Restio family (Restionaceae) is an elegant large growing plant to 6 feet tall (to 9 in native habitat) with upright stems that arch over and droop under the weight of the cushions of very finely textured, bright green, lush foliage. Male and female plants have different flowers and each are an attractive feature from when they first emerge in winter until they mature in late spring. The male flowers are dark brown spikelets that hang down along tall stems to 6- 8 feet while the female flowers are lower by several feet and have pink hairy styles protruding from each brown spikelet. This plant prefers full sun but will tolerate part shade. Irrigate in the spring when plants are in active growth. It is hardy to at least 20° and it is an excellent and very showy container plant.We sell this beautiful plant in 1 gallon containers.