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Papyrus ‘Prince Tut’ Cyperus percamenthus

Papyrus ‘Prince Tut’ Cyperus percamenthus

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

A nicely compact form of Egyptian Papyrus, about half the height of King Tut, but with the same large poms on the ends of the stems.  Fun and interesting, without being so overwhelmingly huge.  With shorter stems than King Tut, Prince Tut is quite sturdy and less likely to have stems flop.

Foliage Interest

Heat Tolerant

Deadheading Not Necessary

Bog Plant

Water Plant


Plant Type:  Annual

Height Category:  Tall

Garden Height:  18 - 30 Inches

Spacing:  18 - 24 Inches

Spread:  24 - 36 Inches

Flower Colors:  Green

Flower Shade:  Green

Foliage Colors:  Green

Foliage Shade:  Bright Grass 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, bare root in ponds

Uses:  Container, water garden, ponds

Uses:  Landscape

Uses:  Mass Planting

Uses:  Specimen or Focal Point

Uses Notes:  Use in larger containers alone  and as a thriller in large combinations.  Great in the landscape, where it is best with consistent moisture.

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, 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. Prince Tut will also do well when planted in normal garden beds. It is best to keep the soil moist, but once established Price Tut has can be surprisingly tolerant of dry conditions.Prince Tut is an evergreen or neutral grass.

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