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Graceful Grasses® Baby Tut® Umbrella Grass

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  • Height 18-24 Inches
  • Width 18-24 Inches
  • Use as a filler when using in containers

Bring a touch of ancient Egypt to your summer garden this year with Baby Tut umbrella grass. The lush airy foliage looks like bundles of green fireworks exploding at once and lends a softness and grace few plants can equal. Yet unlike the papyrus shading boats on the Nile, this one grows quickly to and stops at about 2 feet high and wide.

Award-winning Baby Tut, a cultivar of cyperus involucratus, can be grown in a water garden, in garden soil, or in containers in both part sun to full sun.

Graceful Grasses® Baby Tut® Umbrella Grass Care

Cyperus are hardy to 25 degrees F; below that they should be considered annuals and replaced next spring. They’re not happy as houseplants. Above 25 degrees the foliage will be evergreen, and the plant won’t really go dormant, making it risky to divide it without affecting cold hardiness. Baby Tut will like a full- to partial sun exposure. Because of its love of water, it can happily decorate a water’s edge or even grow in the water, even in only a few inches. However, only the root ball should be submerged; the crown must be above water level.

This is a case where a plant would prefer less drainage and more moisture for its roots, so if growing in a pot, closing a container’s drain hole will preserve that moisture. Once established, Baby Tut can tolerate occasional dry days. Fertilizer is not necessary; if desired, fertilize at diluted strength or at longer intervals than directed for most plants.

Graceful Grasses® Baby Tut® Umbrella Grass Spacing

Approximately 14-20 inches between plants is about right for spacing out Baby Tut Cyperus.

Graceful Grasses® Baby Tut® Umbrella Grass Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 9-11
Flower Color(s): Grown for Foliage
Foliage Color(s) Green
Light Exposure: Partial Sun to Full Sun
Height Class: Medium
Height: 18-24 Inches
Spread: 18-24 Inches
Spacing: 14-20 Inches
Habit: Mounded
Watering: Average
Drought Tolerant: No
Container Role: Filler
Use Types: Container, Landscape
Features: Foliage Interest, Deadheading Not Necessary
Maintenance: Easy
Scientific Name: Cyperus involucratus 'Baby Tut'
Common Name: Graceful Grasses® Baby Tut® Umbrella Grass
Other Name(s):
Plant Type: Annual
Brand: Proven Winners

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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)

Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.

For information on how to care for you new plant please check out our guide. Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)

We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.

The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.

For more information, please go to our Shipping & Returns page at the bottom of the website.

Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Planter Shipping

Standard Colors: 2-3 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations

Plant Shipping

Time of Order:

Summer Shipping

  • If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.  
    • We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location


Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.

It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.