- Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)
- Mature Height 18 - 24 Inches
- Mature Spread 12 - 18 Inches
- Growing Zones 9 - 11
- Use As A Thriller In Containers
When looking for a thriller that truly thrills, look no further than Graceful Grasses® Queen Tut™ Dwarf Egyptian Papyrus. Queen Tut (Cyperus prolifer) stands tall at 18-24 inches with minimal spreading, 12-18 inches wide. This annual has a unique shape, with long, slender, sturdy stalks supporting wispy umbrella-like tops, looking kind of like bright green sparklers. In addition to planters, Queen Tut can be grown in landscapes, in rain and water gardens, and along pond edges as a bog plant.
Queen Tut thrives in soggy and moist environments and doesn’t like to dry out. This papyrus grass is heat tolerant and deer and rabbit resistant. In the summer, it produces small, seed-like flowers at the ends of its little umbrella tops, not too dissimilar from what you might see on ornamental grasses. Replace the usually ornamental annual grasses with this stunner to bring interesting shape and movement to your garden and planters!
Graceful Grasses® Queen Tut™ Dwarf Egyptian Papyrus Care
Queen Tut is going to grow best in full to partial sun. Keep the roots consistently moist, if not from a pond or rain garden then by watering frequently. For this reason, it is important that when including Queen Tut in a mixed planter, you are choosing potting soil that retains moisture and pairing it with other water-loving annuals or perennials, such as Lysimachia or Sunpatiens. When placing Queen Tut along a pond’s edge, be sure not to submerge the crown in water–the roots can survive in just a few inches of water. Once Queen Tut becomes established in a garden bed, it can be drought tolerant. Queen Tut grows well in fertile soil and shouldn’t need additional fertilizer; amending the soil with organic matter prior to planting will set this annual up for success.
Queen Tut is a low-maintenance plant and doesn’t require pruning. Because it is a cold-sensitive annual, it should not be expected to survive a winter with frost. Queen Tut can either be brought indoors into a warm, sunny location, or can be discarded in the fall or spring once it has turned brown due to the cold.
Graceful Grasses® Queen Tut™ Dwarf Egyptian Papyrus Spacing
Queen Tut spreads less than many other Papyrus varieties. Plant Queen Tut 12-24 inches away from other plants to allow it room to grow. When using it in containers, choose one that is large to prevent Queen Tut from overcrowding.
Graceful Grasses® Queen Tut™ Dwarf Egyptian Papyrus Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 9 - 11|
|Plant Type: Annual|
|Light Exposure: Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)|
|Mature Height: 18 - 24 Inches|
|Mature Spread: 12 - 18 Inches|
|Spacing: 12 - 24 Inches|
|Flower Color(s): None|
|Foliage Type: Evergreen|
|Foliage Color(s): Green|
|Seasonal Interest: N/A|
|Container Role: Thriller|
|Uses: Borders, Containers, Mass Planting|
|Features: Deadheading Not Necessary, Foliage Interest, Low Maintenance|
|Brand: Proven Winners|
|Common Name: Graceful Grasses® Queen Tut™ Dwarf Egyptian Papyrus|
|Scientific Name: Cyperus prolifer|
Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.
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- 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.