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Papyrus “King Tut” Cyperus papyrus

Papyrus “King Tut” Cyperus papyrus

*Please note - All aquatic plants ship bare - root.

Large heads of pendulous leaves; greenish flower spikelets can measure 1' across and 48” - 72” tall

Foliage Interest

Heat Tolerant

Deadheading Not Necessary

Water Plant

Grass:  Grass


Plant Type:  Annual

Height Category:  Tall

Garden Height:  48 - 72 Inches

Spacing:  36 - 48 Inches

Spread:  36 - 48 Inches

Foliage Colors:  Green

Foliage Shade:  Green

Habit:  Upright


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:  10a, 10b, 11a, 11b

Water Category:  Average

Soil Fertility Requirement:  Average Soil

Uses:  Container

Uses:  Grass

Uses:  Landscape

Uses:  Specimen or Focal Point

Uses Notes:  Use as a centerpiece in ponds, large landscape beds or containers.

Maintenance Notes:  Cyperus Papyrus is not hardy enough to survive winters with freezing temperatures and it is not a candidate to overwinter inside. It is a very fast grower and will quickly grow to impressive size when replanted in the spring. The plant can be planted in pots, bare root 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  is suggested to keep as much water as possible in the pot. King Tut will also do well when planted in normal garden beds. It is best to keep the soil moist, but once established King Tut has proven to be surprisingly tolerant of dry conditions. Plant in a location sheltered from wind to prevent broken stalks. King Tut is an evergreen or neutral grass.

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