Papyrus (Cyperus papyrus King Tut®)

Trade name information:
Trade Name: King Tut®
Cultivar name: 'King Tut'
Also sold as:
Graceful Grasses® King Tut

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Wet
Wet Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9a -6.7 °C (20 °F) to -3.9 °C (25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Flowers: Showy
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Underground structures: Rhizome
Suitable Locations: Bog gardening
Uses: Water gardens
Suitable as Annual
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger


Posted by chelle (N.E. Indiana - Zone 5b) on Feb 12, 2015 3:21 PM


@lovesblooms I had no idea that this one produced fertile seed. Thanks for sharing!

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Posted by keithp2012 (Long Island, NY - Zone 7a) on Aug 27, 2015 10:26 PM

One of the hardest plants I found trying to I.D.! It almost looks like an allium but it has no purple or white flowers and gets huge!

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