CYPERUS papyrus

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CYPERUS papyrus

Papyrus, Egyptian Paper Reed
Select Item No. ZA136

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One Portion is usually sufficient for approx. 50 plants.
Please switch to gram for larger quantities.



Plant Description

Article Type: (pure seed)
Life Cycle: Perennial
Family: Cyperaceae
Origin: Africa
Distinction: Award of Garden Merit (A.G.M.) from the Royal Horticultural Society.
Special Features: Statuesque water plant with large hemispherical mop heads. Very decorative, excellent cut flower.
Historical: The fibrous stems were used by the early Egyptians to make paper.
 
Basic Colour: (brown)
Flower Colour: greenish-brown
Natural Flowering Period: June - October
 
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z8 - Z11
Foliage: leafless tall naked stems
Growth Habit: upright, erect
Height with Flowers: 200 cm
Spacing between Plants: 180 cm
Soil Requirements: moist
Location:
Usage: patio plant / suitable for cutting / water or marshplant
Grams per 1000 seeds: 0.05556 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
18000
Gram to get 1000 plants
(if sown directly into pots etc. you will need a larger quantity):
0.15 Gram
Sowing Rates/Trays: 5 per cell
Plug tray recommended size(s): 72 / 128
Sowing Direction:

(4) These are very tiny seeds which should be mixed with finest sand or talcum for an even sowing. Do not cover with compost, only press them in gently. Irrigate from the bottom or with a hand-sprayer, so that the seeds will not be washed away.

(9) These seeds germinate rapidly depending on species and origin. If germination does not occur after 3–4 weeks a cooling period of 2–4 weeks is recommended.

Best Sowing Date
(northern Hemisphere, Field condition):
late autumn - early spring
Sowing to Germination: 6 - 10 weeks
Germination to Transplant: 4 - 6 weeks
Transplanting to Potting: 6 - 8 weeks
Cutting back at Transplanting: Not Necessary.
Container Size(s): 1-2 plugs per 11/12 cm (4 1/2") / 2-3 plugs per 15 cm (6")
Vernalization: No vernalization required for flowering in the first year.
Forcing: This species is not a suitable candidate for forcing.
Fertilizer: Light (100-150 ppm)
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