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Papyrus “Queen Tut” Cyperus prolifer

Papyrus “Queen Tut” Cyperus prolifer

*Please not - All aquatic plants ship bare - root.

This fun grass-like plant is a unique thriller in containers and aquatic gardens. It is the smallest of our Papyrus and can be used in smaller combinations where other versions of the plant are too large. It works especially well at the edge of ponds or in water gardens. It is also an excellent item for landscapes, where it can be used in a variety of applications. It's great when grown in a mass or when incorporated with other plants. 

Foliage Interest

Heat Tolerant

Deadheading Not Necessary

Bog Plant

Water Plant

Grass:  Grass


Plant Type:  Annual

Height Category:  Medium

Garden Height:  18 - 24 Inches

Spacing:  12 - 24 Inches

Spread:  12 - 18 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:  9a, 9b, 10a, 10b, 11a, 11b

Water Category:  Average

Uses:  Border Plant

Uses:  Container

Uses:  Grass

Uses:  Landscape

Uses:  Mass Planting

Uses Notes:  Great in ponds, landscapes and containers.  It is a controlled growth thriller for combination applications. It can be used at pond edges and grown in water gardens as well as in typical garden beds and 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 when planted in the spring. It 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 all 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 container. The Cyperus will also do well when planted in normal garden beds. It is best to keep the soil moist, but once established they can be surprisingly tolerant of dry conditions. Cyperus is an evergreen or neutral grass.

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