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Anyone know what this is please? I have lots of it in my garden and not sure if i really like it! Does it self seed alot or does it behave itsel?

Thank you in advance 


  • LoganLogan Posts: 2,532

    I don't know what it is but it looks like a grass of some sort,it might spread with runners as well as seed.It doesn't look very nice,i myself would get rid of it.image

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,145

    It's a cyperus, possibly Cyperus eragrostis. If you have lots of it in your garden that probably answers the second question, though it doesn't seed much here, I lost it and had to re-introduce it. I think it's too dry in my garden, most of the successful ones are in the damper areas.

    Yours looks a bit dry and yellow as well

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • Nutcutlet's spot on. Definitely cyperus eragrostis. Stately plant and, if well watered, stays lush and green rather than that starved yellowed look. 


  • BookertooBookertoo Posts: 1,306

    Not the happiest plant I've ever seen!!   I'd be inclined to cut back hard, feed lightly (more in Spring) as you don't need soft growth now, give it a mulch and start treating with love when it begins to shoot in Spring. 

  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 29,098

    I'd be inclined to get rid before those seeds get scattered.  It will sprout up all over the place if you let it.

    Vendée - 20kms from Atlantic coast.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • Ok thank you ill give them a good chop now and keep them for next year and hopefully ill love them a little more

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