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Cyperus alternifolius

Cyperus alternifolius, also called false papyrus, has erect stems in circular form, from whose summit depart narrow dark green leaves arranged in umbels. Prefer a marshy ground and must be placed in 5 -20 cm deep underwater. We recommend a planting density of 3 plants per square meter.

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Size:Big
Planting depth from the surface of the water:from 0 to 20 cm
Height:120 cm
Type of soil:Waterlogged
Sun Exposure:Full sun to partial shade
Bloom Time:June - August
Flower Color:Verde
Leaf color:Green
Hardiness:USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 °C (10 °F)
Ease of Growth:Medium

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Cyperus alternifolius, or false papyrus; marsh is a perennial grass native to Madagascar but frost-resistant. Has erect stems circularly shaped, and whose summit depart narrow dark green leaves up to 20cm long shaped umbel. Between June and August produces inflorescences formed an ear of brown. The roots are rhizomatous and creeping. It reaches a maximum height of 130 -150 cm. Prefer a marshy ground and must be placed in 5 -20 cm depth from the water surface. It can also be grown in moist soil and resists even short periods of drought; ideal if grown as border plant for ponds and artificial ponds in full sun or partial shade. Excellent results have been reported in its use in constructed wetlands plants.

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Cyperus alternifolius

Cyperus alternifolius

Cyperus alternifolius, also called false papyrus, has erect stems in circular form, from whose summit depart narrow dark green leaves arranged in umbels. Prefer a marshy ground and must be placed in 5 -20 cm deep underwater. We recommend a planting density of 3 plants per square meter.