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Papyrus ‘Baby Tut’ Cyperus alternifolius

Papyrus ‘Baby Tut’ Cyperus alternifolius

*Please note - all aquatic plants ship bare root.

A water garden friendly-grass that can be planted in the landscape as well.

Foliage Interest

Heat Tolerant

Deadheading Not Necessary

Water Plant



Plant Type:  Annual

Height Category:  Medium

Garden Height:  18 - 24 Inches

Spacing:  14 - 20 Inches

Spread:  18 - 24 Inches

Foliage Colors:  Green

Foliage Shade:  Green

Habit:  Mounded


Light Requirement:  Part Sun to Sun

The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).

Maintenance Category:  Easy

Bloom Time:  Grown for Foliage

Hardiness Zones:  9 - 11

Water Category:  Average

Soil Fertility Requirement:  Average Soil, bare root in ponds

Uses:  Container, water garden, pond

Uses:  Grass

Uses:  Ponds, Water gardens, Landscape

Uses Notes:  Use in water gardens, landscapes and mixed containers

Maintenance Notes:  Cyperus is not hardy enough to survive winters with freezing temperatures and it is not a candidate to overwinter inside. Can be planted in pots, along the waters edge of a pond, or even in a pond. The crown of the plant should never be covered in water and in fact both of these varieties can thrive in water as shallow as a few inches. The purpose is to keep the bulk of the soil or root mass wet. The root ball can be submerged but it isn't necessary. If the plant is put into a pot, plugging the hole or holes in the bottom of the pot to keep as much water as possible in the pot is suggested.  Baby Tut can also be planted in regular garden soil. It is best to keep the soil moist, but once established Baby Tut can tolerate some dry soil conditions. Baby Tut is an evergreen or neutral grass.

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