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Home > Pond Plants > Bog Plants > Giant Dwarf Papyrus
Giant Dwarf Papyrus (Cyperus percamenthus)
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Care Level: Easy
Temperament: Aggressive
Lighting: Direct Sun to Partial Shade
Placement: Edge
Water Conditions: 70-80° F, pH 6.5-7.5
Propagation: Flower Heads upside down in water
Max. Size: 2' 6"
Color Form: Green
Origin: Farm Raised
Family: Cyperaceae

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Cyperus percamenthus is an excellent choice for water gardeners that love the look of Cyperus papyrus, but lack the space for that botanical giant. Thanks to its common name, "The Giant Dwarf Papyrus," Cyperus percamenthus is sometimes also known as the "Oxymoron Papyrus." As one may deduce, Cyperus percamenthus shares attributes of both the Dwarf Papyrus (Cyperus haspens) and the true Giant Papyrus (Cyperus papyrus).

The growing habit of Cyperus percamenthus is that of the Dwarf Papyrus (Cyperus haspens). The unique combination of dramatic tufts and compact growing habit makes Cyperus percamenthus great for ponds and water gardens of all sizes - including container gardens. In fact, Cyperus percamenthus make excellent deck and patio accents when planted in tubs or kettles and set in full sun to partial shade. Be sure to keep water levels 1 to 4 inches over their crowns.

Keep in mind that Cyperus percamenthus will tend to spread if planted directly at the pond edge. For a more "tidy" presentation, grow Cyperus percamenthus in 2-gallon containers and place them in your pond. This also allows for convenient removal for wintering indoors as a houseplant once the growing season is over in Northern climates. Zones 9-11.

Approximate Purchase Size: 12" to 16"


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This plant is available for purchase in the following type:
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