Egyptian Papyrus

Cyperus papyrus 'King Tut'

 

 

  • Unusual "Dr. Seuss" looking plant
  • Heat tolerant
  • Adds dramatic height
  • Also used in water gardens

Kaw Valley Favorite

These are our very favorite plants! Our staff members are avid plant lovers and these are the best of the best in our own landscaping.

Many of our favorites are new & different. All are excellent performers, easy to grow, and well suited to our area. You won't be disappointed!

Details

Cyperus papyrus 'King Tut' is a vigorous, grass-like foliage plant with giant, fine bladed 'pom-poms' on top. Egyptian Papyrus adds graceful, dramatic height to any landscape, large container or water feature. Can even be planted directly in a pond, however, the crown of the plant should never be covered in water. Though considered a water garden plant, King Tut does great under normal watering regimes in the ground or containers.

Growing Tips

Becomes very root bound in containers and hard to remove the root ball (after it has died in the winter) if the container is narrower at the rim than the body.

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Type:

Annual

Sun/Shade:

Full Sun to Full Shade

Foliage Color:

Green

Hardiness Zone:

Not hardy

Height:

48-72 inches

Spread:

36-48 inches

Benefits:

Vigorous Growth

Truly Heat Tolerant

 
 
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