Common Name: Galingale
Skill Level: Beginner
Exposure: Full sun, Partial shade
Soil type: Moist, Boggy
Time to divide plants: March to March
This is a dual-purpose perennial, which can be grown at the edge of a pond, in water up to 15cm deep, or in bog gardens or damp borders. It sends up attractive tall, thin, arching, rich green leaves and, in late summer, there are contrasting reddish-brown spikelets. If growing in water, restrict its spread by keeping it in a basket because, unlike other kinds of Cyperus, it will run and run.
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