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Cyperus

Papyrus sends out sprays of leaves that jut out from the stems like a fireworks display. The leafy clusters may form plantlets that you can separate and grown individually. Grow papyrus in a weighted pot so that the stems rise above the water surface in a pond, or grow it in moist soil at water's edge.

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Part Sun, Sun

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Height:

From 1 to 8 feet

Width:

2-4 feet wide

Zones:

9-11

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Dwarf papyrus
Dwarf papyrus
Cyperus profiler is a quick-growing yet compact variety that sends up fine-textured leaf tufts in brown and green. It grows to 3 feet tall. Zones 9-11
Papyrus
Papyrus
Cyperus papyrus is famed for being the original source of paper. This easy-growing plant grows 6 feet tall and adds a tropical feel to the water garden. Zones 10-11
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