Papyrus Plant -Cyperus Papyrus

Papyrus in a Pot

Common Name: Papyrus

Scientific Name: Cyperus Papyrus

Height: 2-3 m Span: 0.5 m
Growth Rate: Slow Growing

Sun Tolerance: Shade, Full Sun

ABP Index: 3.5 (Aesthetics 4.0, Solidarity 3.0)

The Papyrus was once abundant in the Nile, Egypt and used by the Egyptians to make paper as far back as 3,000 BC. This wetland sedge can grow 2-3 meter tall and can form dense populations lining water bodies.

The Papyrus grows bright green, smooth, rounded culms (flowering stems) that extends 2-3 meter and tops it with a dense, feathery cluster of stalks. Bunches of Papyrus form a cloud-like crown while a small cluster of Papyrus breaks out of the outline of the landscape with its unique structure.

Red-brown, papery scales (actually leaves) form at the base and top of the culms, below the cluster of stalks. These leaves have beautiful gradients of red-brown color to yellow and smelts into the bright green color of the culms.

An architectural must for every water feature.

Red-Brown Papery Scales (actually leaves) Below Cluster of Stalks

Red-Brown Papery Scales (actually leaves) at Base of Culms
Tiny Papyrus Shoots
Papyrus in the Wild

Papyrus in Landscape

Papyrus in Landscape

Drawing of Papyrus

More info on the Papyrus

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  1. Very nice. Thank you for sharing all these interesting plants!

  2. very nice. I like 1st photo.


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