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A Lil In Da Nile Papyrus

Cyperus 'A Lil In Da Nile'

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A Lil In Da Nile Papyrus (Cyperus 'A Lil In Da Nile') at Plants Unlimited

A Lil In Da Nile Papyrus foliage

A Lil In Da Nile Papyrus foliage

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A Lil In Da Nile Papyrus (Cyperus 'A Lil In Da Nile') at Plants Unlimited

A Lil In Da Nile Papyrus flowers

A Lil In Da Nile Papyrus flowers

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A Lil In Da Nile Papyrus (Cyperus 'A Lil In Da Nile') at Plants Unlimited

A Lil In Da Nile Papyrus

A Lil In Da Nile Papyrus

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Height:  18 inches

Spread:  18 inches

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  (annual)

Description:

A miniature variety of this semi-aquatic grass-like plant, producing small, dainty stems with green bracts; excellent for mixed containers or pondside planting; doesn't mind being submerged

Ornamental Features

A Lil In Da Nile Papyrus' attractive small grassy leaves remain green in color throughout the season. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

A Lil In Da Nile Papyrus is an herbaceous annual with an upright spreading habit of growth. It brings an extremely fine and delicate texture to the garden composition and should be used to full effect.

This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. It has no significant negative characteristics.

A Lil In Da Nile Papyrus is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • General Garden Use
  • Water Gardens
  • Container Planting
  • Bog Gardens

Planting & Growing

A Lil In Da Nile Papyrus will grow to be about 18 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 18 inches. It tends to be leggy, with a typical clearance of 1 foot from the ground, and should be underplanted with lower-growing perennials. Although it's not a true annual, this fast-growing plant can be expected to behave as an annual in our climate if left outdoors over the winter, usually needing replacement the following year. As such, gardeners should take into consideration that it will perform differently than it would in its native habitat.

This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers to grow in moist to wet soil, and will even tolerate some standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

A Lil In Da Nile Papyrus is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. It is often used as a 'filler' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination, providing a canvas of foliage against which the larger thriller plants stand out. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

 
 
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Characteristics
Massing  Garden  Container  Bog  Water 
Applications
Foliage Color  Texture 
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