Bulrush of the Bible





Things are hectic here at the moment. Family are over, all the gites are occupied and France is on holiday so I've a lot on. Needless to say blogging has taken something of a back seat but I thought I'd post up the Cyperus papyrus shown above. I actually intended to mention it in plants in pots 2 but completely forgot..

Although an aquatic, it does well in a pot as long as there's a saucer underneath and it gets a decent feed every week or two and a good splash of water when dry. The hairdo at the top of each stem is correctly called a culm. As each one opens up they become almost spherical and I think they look really graceful.

A fast grower, this one is a metre sixty high from a seventy centimetre plant in mid spring.

As for overwintering? I'm not sure how best to get it through. It'll certainly not take any frost, maybe a houseplant we'll see.

Comments

  1. Wow! C'est formidable et peut-être incroyable!
    No wonder you are worn out with watering, growing aquatics in pots in your sun-stoke inducing weather! Beautiful though, well done. Great picture too, must catch up with your photographic blog, enjoy your weekend, regards, F

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  2. I know your busy with your business -- that's a good thing, but I'm sure it is very tiring and much work.

    Hope you get a chance to enjoy the visiting family.

    Cameron

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  3. I bet your family is excited to be there. Your grounds and the Bulrush are just lovely.

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  4. Haha - I recognise that! In fact I've got a photo very similar!

    I can't believe that it's only 10 days since we were putting the world to rights over lunch on your terrace - I was straight back into things as soon as we got home. I think I'd rather be back on your terrace! :)

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  5. What a neat plant, I hope you can overwinter it, maybe it'll be even taller next year!
    Great that your business is doing well! Enjoy your family.

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  6. My wife and I buy one every year for our deck pot, but I have to remember to water it almost every day. Which I don't, and now half the stems are yellow. I--am--not--smart. I ight try the sauer and water deal.

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  7. Hi Rob, thanks for showing this graceful beauty. We had some growing in our pond one year. Not at all hardy, like you say. I have seen them in botanical garden's greenhouses almost reaching the roofs. Enjoy your company. :-)
    Frances
    RIP Harry Patch

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  8. Rob, How amazing to see the famous bulrushes!

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  9. A link to ancient times in your pot, but then your home and surroundings are antique as well... all gorgeous! Beautiful photo!

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  10. interesting plant. hope you have tall ceilings in your house.

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  11. Great plant.
    Have a lovely time with your family.

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  12. Yesterday we had a day of rain together with a cloudburst. I reckon the official stats will record some 7 or 8 cms or nigh on 3inches.

    The roses will love it, the Papyrus certainly did.

    Liz, I can't believe that it was nearly two weeks ago!

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  13. Ours over here in the lowcountry of South Carolina are huf=ge this time of year. Plenty of rain and much heat.

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  14. I see this plant often around here, mostly in water gardens. I just love your landscape - it is so beautiful.

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  15. I bought one of these for my pond this year and have been wondering myself how to winter it over. I was hoping to keep many of the water plants alive thru the winter some way or another ~ I guess I'll be doing some research?! Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving me such a nice comment. It looks like you have quite a nice blog too. Enjoy your family visit!

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  16. That's a very neat plant! I don't have any aquatic areas yet maybe one day. Great comment about the sedums you left on my blog. I added a link and credited you in the post!

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  17. Sounds as if you are busy Rob but it must be great to have your family over. Your photo has helped me to confirm the identity of a plant that we saw on our holiday so thanks :)

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  18. if you manage to over winter indoors, please let us know how. i had one, which did fabulously outdoors (here near nyc) but it succumbed early to powdery mildew. beautiful setting!

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  19. So handsome I might say. He'd look good in the ground too. I have two in the ground standing side by side as though they are carrying on a conversation about life.

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  20. Hi Rob - I forgot to mention it before but next time (or any time) you and Karen are in the UK we'd love it if you could find time to visit us ......I promise not to make you build the tea house, but you might get to play with Andy's toys in the garage!! :)

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  21. Oh, you changed the header picture! Love the bistro set with the pale coloration, or whatever that is! :-)
    Frances

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  22. Looks like a plant Dr Seuss would like. Some of his characters have that hairdo.

    Hope you are having a good time with family and holiday.

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  23. sounds like fun- busy, but fun! The cyperus is so graceful- I do hope you winter it over, it looks like such a nice feature in your garden :)

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  24. Enjoy the real-life excitement and let the blogging slow down a bit, the rest of us are doing it too, I think.

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  25. Great grapes and love the Cyperus Rob. One of the great things about gardening is that whatever the weather, something will do well. Back to rain over here after one nice summer's day!

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