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Egyptian paper grass

Cyperus Papyrus
Cyperus Papyrus Cyperus Papyrus
Latin Name: Cyperus Papyrus
Moisture/Zone: Zones 2 or 3
Flower Colour: Green
Growth Speed: Fast
Foliage Type: Deciduous
Foliage Colour: Green
Position: Full sun,part sun

Egyptian Paper Grass. This is a spectacular sedge that can grow to 5 metres high. Tall, graceful mop heads of flowers are produced in summer. Used in ancient times to make paper and small boats, papyrus, which was thought to be abhorrent to crocodiles, was probably used to make the cradle that sheltered the infant Moses. A spectacular pond plant in up to 90cm of water, , or plant in moist conditions and use as a wonderful feature plant for patio planting or to include in garden planting schemes. Keep well watered and protect from frost in winter.