Graceful Grasses® Queen Tut™ Dwarf Papyrus | Proven Winners®


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Plant Needs

This fun grass-like plant is sure to grab attention where ever you use it. It is a unique thriller in container recipes. It is the smallest of our Papyrus and can be used in smaller combinations where other versions of the plant are too large. It is an excellent item for landscapes, where it can be used in a variety of applications. It's great when grown in a mass or when incorporated with other plants.  It also works well at the edge of ponds or in water gardens.

  • Award Winner
  • Foliage Interest
  • Deadheading Not Necessary
  • Bog Plant
  • Water Plant


Plant Type:


Height Category:


Garden Height:

18 - 24 Inches


12 - 24 Inches


12 - 18 Inches

Foliage Colors:


Foliage Shade:




Container Role:


Tolerant to:


Plant Needs

Light Requirement:

Part Sun to Sun

Maintenance Category:


Bloom Time:

Grown for Foliage

Hardiness Zones:

10a, 10b, 11a, 11b, 9a, 9b

Water Category:



Border Plant, Container, Grass, Landscape, Mass Planting

Light Requirement: 

The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).

Uses Notes:  

Great in landscapes and containers.  It is a controlled growth thriller for combination recipes and is great in landscapes as well. It can be used at pond edges and grown in water gardens as well as in typical garden beds and containers.

Maintenance Notes:  

Cyperus Papyrus is not hardy enough to survive winters with freezing temperatures and it is not a candidate to overwinter inside. It is a very fast grower and will quickly grow when replanted in the spring.

The plant can be planted in pots, along the waters edge of a pond, or even in a pond. The crown of the plant should never be covered in water and in fact all of these varieties can thrive in water as shallow as a few inches. The purpose is to keep the bulk of the soil or root mass wet.
The root ball can be submerged but it isn't necessary. If the plant is put into a pot, I would suggest plugging the hole or holes in the bottom of the pot to keep as much water as possible in the container.

The Cyperus will also do well when planted in normal garden beds. It is best to keep the soil moist, but once established they can be surprisingly tolerant of dry conditions.

Cyperus is an evergreen or neutral grass. Where temperatures get colder than 35 degrees F, the plants should be treated as annuals. Once the grass turns brown it can either be removed immediately or removed in the spring. It should not be expected to live through the winter and begin growing again in the spring.

In areas where winter temperatures remain above 35 degrees it can be considered a perennial and the following information should be useful.

Evergreen or neutral grasses are usually plants that look like grasses but aren't actually classified as grasses, they are generally called grass-like plants.

Divide evergreen or neutral grasses and grass-like plants in spring only.
Evergreen grasses don't ever go dormant. Dividing plants wounds them to some degree. For evergreen grasses this wounding will really affect their ability to live through the winter.

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