Saturday, 8 August 2009
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.