Plant Database forum: Cyperus papyrus 'Dwarf'

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OldGardener
Aug 5, 2014 12:04 PM CST
I am confused as to where this plant would go: http://www.santarosagardens.com/Cyperus-papyrus-Dwarf-p/cyp-... . It does not exist in the ATP d/b under this name; however some sites refer to it as Cyperus prolifer. I compared the growth habits,etc. and I see that, depending on the site, they may be identical (2-3 feet tall, etc.) or C.prolifer may only be a mere 12-18" tall (there is a lot of conflicting info out there on C. prolifer in general). I also checked several other cyperus cultivars that use "Dwarf Papyrus" as synonyms but none of them panned out. Before I ask for a new addition to the database (C. papyrus 'Dwarf'), does any one know if there is an alternate name for it or if C. papyrus 'Dwarf' is even a legitimate/recognized cultivar? Thank You!
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plantladylin
Aug 5, 2014 1:03 PM CST
I only found one dwarf listed in the database: Dwarf Papyrus (Cyperus papyrus 'Nanus')

Santa Rosa Gardens seems to have 'Dwarf' listed as the cultivar name and San Marcos Growers has one listing a cultivar name of 'Dwarf Form'. I wonder if those are actually correct?
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OldGardener
Aug 5, 2014 1:39 PM CST
I had looked up the 'Dwarf Form' and saw that it was a synonym for Cyperus papyrus 'Tutankhamun' (per San Marcos) but ATP does not have this listed, either. We do have a 'King Tut' but most sites list it as being taller so I am not sure what to do.
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