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Egyptian Papyrus

A bold and dramatic foliage plant with enormous flower clusters up to 12" across. Stunning in the water garden or large container. This plant is used in the ancient Egyptian art of paper-making. May be wintered indoors, as space permits.

Companion Plants

Creeping Jenny

Irish Moss

St. John's Wort

Plant Details

  • Common name

    Egyptian Papyrus

  • Botanical name

    Cyperus papyrus

  • Variety


  • Zone

    USDA Zone 10 (30°F) to USDA Zone 11 (40°F).

  • Light

    Part sun

  • Height

    6' (1.8 m)

  • Habit


  • Feed

    Use all-purpose

  • Water

    Weekly during dry spells

  • Bloom Color


  • Bloom Time


  • Maintenance

    Prune back in fall

This plant also belongs to the following collections:

  • John S.'s collection