Bought this as a 'thriller' for pot and it proved to be just that! Survived through a pretty hot summer, I will replace this year.
- Part Sun to Sun
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).
FeaturesI can go ALL summer.
A nicely compact form of Egyptian Papyrus, about half the height of King Tut, but with the same large poms on the ends of the stems. Fun and interesting, without being so overwhelmingly huge. With shorter stems than King Tut, Prince Tut is quite sturdy and less likely to have stems flop.Foliage InterestHeat TolerantDeadheading Not NecessaryBog PlantWater Plant
CharacteristicsPlant Type:AnnualHeight Category:TallGarden Height:18 - 30 InchesSpacing:18 - 24 InchesSpread:24 - 36 InchesFlower Colors:GreenFlower Shade:GreenFoliage Colors:GreenFoliage Shade:Bright Grass GreenHabit:UprightContainer Role:Thriller
Plant NeedsLight Requirement:Part Sun to SunMaintenance Category:EasyBloom Time:Grown for FoliageHardiness Zones:10a, 10b, 11a, 11bWater Category:AverageSoil Fertility Requirement:Average SoilUses:ContainerUses:LandscapeUses:Mass PlantingUses:Specimen or Focal PointUses Notes:
Use in larger containers alone and as a thriller in large combinations. Great in the landscape, where it is best with consistent moisture.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 to impressive size 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 both 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 pot.
Prince Tut will also do well when planted in normal garden beds. It is best to keep the soil moist, but once established Price Tut has can be surprisingly tolerant of dry conditions.
Prince Tut 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.
Colleen KennedyNevadaUnited States18 weeks ago
This plant was PERFECT. It held up well, all summer long, and even after a couple of light frosts. Unlike it's bigger brother, King Tut, it held up well if I forgot to water regularly. Grew to be much bigger than I thought it would, though it was to show any change.James JakewayIllinoisUnited States27 weeks ago
I grew this last year in an outdoor container. It did really well even though we had a drought for 3 months. It was watered every day while still being in sun most of the day. The look of this plant is fantastic. I will grow it again and will probably try the other sizes.D.OregonUnited States1 year ago
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