Giant papyrus or Egyptian paper reed (Cyperus papyrus)


  • Hardiness: Zones 9-10; normally grown as a container plant
  • Height: 10 to 15 feet
  • Flower: Large, onion like 1 foot inflerences in summer; long bracts form arching sprays
  • Foliage: Produces strong leafless stem
  • Comments: Sun to partial shade; can be used in water gardens or as a houseplant; keep moist or grow in
  • standing water; spreads by rhizomes; plant in 20 gallon pot
  • Cultivars/Species: N/A