Miniature Papyrus

Cyperus prolifer

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Cyperus prolifer is an attractive, medium-sized member of the sedge family, suitable for waterside planting. Although much smaller, the plant bears a superficial resemblance to papyrus, hence the common name. It is frequently labelled as Cyperus papyrus 'nanus' but this name has no standing and should be avoided.
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Planning

Difficulty

Easy

Flowering time

Summer

Special features

Wet sites

Environment

Light

Full Sun

Soil type

Sand, Clay, Loam

Soil PH preference

Neutral

Frost hardiness

Tender

Personality

Family

Cyperaceae

Flower colour

Brown, Insignificant

Credits

profile iconCyperus prolifer
by Clare Archer, National Herbarium, Pretoria, May 2004 (Copyright South African National Biodiversity Institute, South Africa)
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