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Graceful Grasses® Queen Tut™ Dwarf Egyptian Papyrus

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  • 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
Habit: Upright
Flower Color(s): None
Flower Description:
Bloom Period:
Foliage Type: Evergreen
Foliage Color(s): Green
Foliage Description:
Seasonal Interest: N/A
Watering: Average
Resists: N/A
Tolerates: Heat
Attracts: 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
Other Name(s):
Scientific Name: Cyperus prolifer

Container Sizes

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.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Known As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Known As:

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months - 1 year
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Known As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 3 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 - 4 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
   2.32-2.76 gallons

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Plant Addicts Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)

Plant Addicts always guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy & healthy. However, plant(s) are being shipped through the mail & sometimes 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. 

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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 a new gardener or an expert. There are many variables outside of anyone's control that can cause a plant to die. Hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, diseases & pests are all good examples of what can cause plants to die. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all of the unknowns and will replace your plant if something were to happen to it.

The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant(s). We will cover 100% of the price of the plant, but the warranty does not cover shipping costs. SImply let us know if your plant has died within 1 year of receiving it and we will get you a new one shipped out as soon as possible (depending on the time of the year and availability). We may ask for photos for documentation purposes, but we try to make the process as easy as possible.

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Plant Shipping

Below are some factors we consider when determining when to ship the plants depending on the timing of the order.

Winter to Early Spring

We ship only when it's warm enough to plant in your growing zone.
Sometimes plants aren't completely ready to sell and ship in early spring. We will wait until the plants are ready before shipping so you don't get a subpar product.
For Southern plants we will be able to ship much earlier than plants coming from our northern nursery.


If there is extreme heat we may delay shipping for a week or several weeks.
We review what areas the plants are traveling through as well as your location.

Fall into Winter

We’ll ship plants out all the way up to the end of the fall planting season!


Get your order in early to reserve your plants for Spring planting!

Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an automated email with tracking information. 

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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