Starrush whitetop

A starry-flowered sedge.
Common name : Starrush whitetop
Scientific name : Rhynchospora colorata
Family : Cyperaceae
Category : Perennials
Type of plant : Perennial
Sun loving
Sun loving
Extra water
Extra water
Rhynchospora colorata - the starrush whitetop - is a perennial sedge native to southeastern North America. The inflorescence is a dense cluster of small spikes, each containing several tiny flowers. It sits on top of 3–10 green and white bracts that grow to 10–15 cm long. They look much like leaves, but the real leaves arise from the base of the plant.

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Caracteristics

Exposition
Water needs
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Frost-resistance Medium
Zone USDA 8a
Height 60 - 100
pH 6 - 7

Plant my starrush whitetop

Plant preferably between September and the end of November or between March and the end of April, when the winter reserves are formed and the temperatures are not too low. Bury the roots a few centimeters so that the foliage is flush. Fill and pack well around the plant so as not to leave a pocket of air. Water copiously just after planting. If you are planting in a pot, use one whose volume corresponds to that of the plant, otherwise you will have to water it too often. You can use gravel at the bottom under mixture of soil, compost or compost for better drainage.

Water my starrush whitetop

Water regularly in the first weeks. Try to avoid watering on sunny afternoons to minimize the amount of moisture lost to evaporation. If your plant is in a pot, check the top soil in the pot either by looking at it or touching it with your finger. In any case, if it hasn’t rained in a month, water !

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