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Cyperus papyrus/Egyptian Paper Reed

Cyperus papyrus / Cyperus papyrus
An excellent plant for water gardens
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An excellent plant for water gardens

Light airy fine textured foliage

A clump of foliage and flowers in among the leaflets

Fine textured foliage

Potted specimen with caladiums for summer accent

An individual leaf

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Scientific Name: Cyperus papyrus
Common Name: Egyptian Paper Reed
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 8, 9, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 5-8 feet
Spread: 3 -5 feet
Bloom time: Spring, Summer
Flower color: Yellow
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
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Comments: Very well adapted to wet soils and shallow water. They are outstanding accents in water features in the landscape. Stems can grow to eight feet tall, with exceptionally large leaf clusters. Stem pitch was pressed into paper in ancient Egypt.