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Chufa Sedge

Cyperus esculentus

Also known as

Yellow Nutsedge, Tigernut Sedge, Earthalmond, Edible Cyperus, Tigernut, Water-Grass, Yellow Nut-Grass, Perennial Yellow Flatsedge, Chufa

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Full Sun
Moderate care
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

H5

RHS hardiness

-15°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

90cm

Max

80cm

Min

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Chufa Sedge Overview

This species from western Asia and Africa is frost tender. The erect stems have a white stripe. Flowers are white flowers are borne in spikes surrounded by long leaf like bracts. The fibrous roots have small round tubers, about the size of a pea, hanging from them. These tubers are rich in oil and are edible, being sold commercially in southern Europe.

How to propagate Chufa Sedge

Seed

Propagate from seed.

Division

Division.