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Cyperus albostriatus 'Variegatus'

Family: Cyperaceae (sy-peer-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Cyperus (sy-PEER-us) (Info)
Species: albostriatus (al-boh-stry-AY-tus) (Info) (al-boh-stry-AY-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Variegatus

3 vendors have this plant for sale.


6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

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Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Blooms all year

Grown for foliage

Other details:
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Soil pH requirements:
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Patent Information:
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Propagation Methods:
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Seed Collecting:
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1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive turektaylor On Dec 14, 2009, turektaylor from Elizabeth City, NC (Zone 8a) wrote:

i got this from plant delight's 2 years ago. while it is a cool/unique looking plant/ground cover, it is somewhat of a bully.even Tony's web site says don't plant it near any delicate treasures or they'll be swallowed up. that said, i've managed to keep it in check by digging down, breaking the 'mother vein' connection and pulling outer plants.

mine get early and late afternoon sun here in zone 8a, otherwise they fry. it's definitely a conversation piece.

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