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botanical name:
Cyperus papyrus 'Nanus'
Cyperus papyrus 'Nanus' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Dwarf Papyrus, Sharp Edge Sedge
synonyms:  Cyperus haspan
family:  Cyperaceae
characteristics: perennial, evergreen
height: 0.75m
width: 0.60m
growth rate: medium
growth habit:
leaf colour: green
flower colour: light brown
stem/bark: green
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: moist soil, wet/waterlogged soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: 5°C
USDA zone: 10 to 11
description:
Tender sedge with slender 3-sided stems. Terminal corymbs with spikelets bearing small brown flowers and leaf-like bracts.


cultivation:
Damp soil or as a warm weather pond marginal in shallow water up to 30cm deep, in full sun or part shade. Not hardy and needs a warm position. Can be grown under glass, in a container standing in water.
Cut back dead material in late autumn.

propagation:
From seed or by division.

other notes:
Originally from Mexico but naturalized in other tropical and sub-tropical areas, sometimes becoming invasive.
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