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Cyperus tegetiformis is a Perennial
It has miscellaneous uses.
Margins of swamps and in salt marshes.
We have very little information on this species and do not know if it will be hardy in Britain. It is cultivated, especially in China, for the fibre in its leaves. The following notes are based on the general needs of the genus.
Prefers a moist sandy loam in a sunny position[
A fibre is obtained from the stalks or the leaves, it is used for mats etc[
]. The whole leaves can also be used for weaving mats and other items[
Seed - surface sow in the spring and keep the compost moist[
]. The seed usually germinates in 2 - 6 weeks at 18°c[
]. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots as soon as they are large enough to handle. Grow on for their first winter in a greenhouse and plant them out in late spring after the last expected frosts.
Division in spring or autumn. Very easy, larger clumps can be replanted direct into their permanent positions, though it is best to pot up smaller clumps and grow them on in a cold frame until they are rooting well. Plant them out in the spring. If dividing in the autumn, it is probably better to overwinter the divisions in pots in a greenhouse.