Cyperus papyrus 'King Tut®'

Umbrella Grass or Papyrus

Tips for Homeowners:

Can be brought indoors to overwinter. 

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Umbrella plant is an excellent accent plant and the 'umbrella' part of the plant can be used in flower arrangements.

  • Tall, water-loving foliage plant
  • Fast-growing
  • Great for containers or gardens

An excellent choice for water gardens, mixed container gardens or to add a touch of the tropical to the flowerbed.

Height: 4-6 ft
Spread: 2-4 ft
Zone: 9-10
Color: Non-Flowering

Interesting Notes about Umbrella Grass:

This grass-like plant loves to grow along the edges of ponds or in the pond, depending on the level of water. Also known as papyrus, the triangle stems were used for papermaking in ancient Egypt!

Characteristics & Attributes


  • Mass Planting
  • Container
  • Low Maintenance
  • Great Foliage
  • Water's Edge / Bog Plant
  • Cut Flower/ Foliage
  • Ornamental Grass
  • Naturalizing
  • Border or Bed
  • Fast Growing
  • Heat Tolerant

Foliage Color:

  • Green


  • Full Sun
  • Partial Sun


  • Upright

Season of Interest (Foliage):

  • Summer

Soil Moisture:

  • Wet Soil/Wetlands
  • Keep Well-Watered
  • Water Garden
  • Average Water