Papyrus, Giant Papyrus, Umbrella Papyrus 'King Tut'

Cyperus papyrus

Family: Cyperaceae (sy-peer-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Cyperus (sy-PEER-us) (Info)
Species: papyrus (pa-PY-russ) (Info)
Cultivar: King Tut

Category:

Ornamental Grasses and Bamboo

Perennials

Ponds and Aquatics

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Very high moisture needs; suitable for bogs and water gardens

Where to Grow:

This plant is suitable for growing indoors

Height:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Pollen may cause allergic reaction

Bloom Color:

Pale Green

Green

Brown/Bronze

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:

Evergreen

Smooth-Textured

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Plant is viviparous

Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season

Seed Collecting:

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Phenix City, Alabama

San Marcos, California

Fort Myers, Florida

New Port Richey, Florida

Palm Bay, Florida

Titusville, Florida

Winter Haven, Florida

Mount Sterling, Kentucky

Teague, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:

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On Nov 5, 2016, RobertWM from Clawson, MI wrote:

This superb plant has become a favorite in just a short time. The past two summers, I've planted it in a container on the patio, along with some lower growing moisture loving plants to fill in the composition, and it's turned into a grandly showy specimen at least five feet high. It seems less resentful of a slight drying out than some other Papyri do (I wouldn't push this too far since it is a bog plant.) and it also stood up well to a light frost we had the other night that finished off the coleus in a nearby planter. So far completely pest and disease free. My one disappointment with it is that I haven't been able to get it through the winter indoors. It gradually declines and dies, perhaps from dry air or lack of light. I'm going to try to overwinter it again this winter and if it doe... read more

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