Cyperus'Chira'
Garden Plant Information

 

Cyperus 'Chira'

 

Name

Cyperus 'Chira'

Genus  

Cyperus

Species

 

Cultivar/variety

'Chira'

General description

Grass-like sedge grown for attractive seed heads. Recently discovered in the Canary Islands. Similar to C. glaber but does well in dry soil.

Season of interest

Unusual seed heads in summer.

Key horticultural features

  1. Habit - upright, leaning. H: 30cm S: 60cm

  2. Stems - straight, light green.

  3. Seed heads - numerous stems bear bunches of tightly packed, spurred and spiky, pom pom-like, light gold-green seed heads.   

Cultural details

Aspect

Full sun to partial shade.

Soil

Well drained.

Hardiness

Half hardy.

Maintenance

Lift and divide every three to four years.

Propagation

 

From seed or division.

 

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Published: 04-11-2005

Updated:   04-11-2005