Egyptian Papyrus

Cyperus papyrus | Also known as: Papyrus, Papyrus | Rating: 1 votes | Print / Pdf

Who needs an Ipad when you've got Egyptian Papyrus?

Ideal for bog gardens, ponds and by any water, the Egyptian Papyrus (Cyperus papyrus) has upright, long green stalks with tufts of grassy foliage at the top. During the summer it sports reddish brown flowers. It is frost tender so will need protection during the winter months, and if planting in a pond should be confined to a basket as it tends to be invasive. Plant in partial shade or full sunlight for the best results.

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Plant
Known dangers?
  • no
Height [m]
  • 2
Spread [m]
  • 0.6 - 1.2
Dominant flower colour
  • Inconspicuous or absent
Flower Fragrance
  • No, neutral please
Flowering seasons
  • Mid summer
  • Late summer
Foliage in spring
  • Green
Foliage in summer
  • Green
Foliage in Autumn
  • Green
Foliage in winter
  • Green
Awards?
  • Yes, let it smell
Propagation methods
  • division
Growth habit
  • Arching
  • Clump-forming
  • Erect
Environment
Acidity
  • Acidic
  • Neutral
  • Alkaline
Hardiness zone
  • Z13-15
Heat zone
  • H12-6
Heat days
  • 45 - 210
Moisture
  • poorly-drained
  • boggy
  • water feature
Soil type
  • Clay
  • loams
Sun requirements
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
Exposure
  • Exposed
  • Sheltered
Usage
Standard category
  • Aquatic & semiaquatic plants
  • Semiaquatic plants
Grown for
  • Ornamental Foliage
Creative category
  • Kid Approved
  • For Beginners
  • Pond plants
  • Author's choice
Garden type
  • Bog garden
  • Indoor or winter garden
  • Containers
  • Pond
Gardening expertise
  • beginner
Time to reach full size
  • 2 to 5 years