Growing Cyperus (Papyrus)

Latin Name Pronunciation: sih-peer'-us

This distinctive plant is valued for dramatic displays in containers, borders, or moist areas. Its sparkler-like flower tops are often used in cut flower arrangements. Not hardy here, so treat as an annual.

Light/Watering: Grows best in full sun or partial shade and prefers evenly moist soil, so water during dry periods.

Fertilizer/Soil and pH: Tolerates a variety of soil conditions as long as soil is kept evenly moist.

Pests/Diseases: No notable pests or diseases.

Companions: Creates a striking effect on its own, or combined with annuals or perennials.

For information on planting and care of annuals, click How to grow annuals.