Giant Papyrus, also known as Egyptian Papyrus is a tropical plant with an exotic look and brings a touch of the tropics to your backyard, water garden or patio. Giant Papyrus grows very quickly with large, shaggy green pom poms or plant spikelets, as its foliage. This tall specimen adds a dramatic touch to your water garden feature! Great next to your pond or pool side. Giant Papyrus works well in terrestrial gardens too!
Height Grows 6 - 8 feet tall
Width 18 - 24 inch spread
Sunlight Requirements Full sun to part shade
Moisture Requirements Moist soil or up to 12 inches of water above the soil for mature plants
Fertilize Fertilize once a month, June through August, with Fertilizer Tabs in the pond
Zone Hardy in zones 8 - 12
This pond plant grows well in or out of the pond, roots may be submerged but keep the crown of the plant above water. Containers should be at least 14 inches deep and 16 inches across (a half whiskey barrel size is perfect) You may want to place rocks in the bottom of your planting container to keep a strong wind from upsetting your container. Use heavy loam soil and fertilize your Giant Papyrus once a month with Waterlily World Fertilizer Tabs + Humates, for optimum growth. Plant in full sun to part shade. Giant Papyrus is a standout as a container plant. Giant Papyrus grows well in full sun to part shade reaching heights of 6 - 8 feet. Hardy in zones 8 - 12 , and you must keep the crown of the plant from freezing! (Considered an annual in the north)
Pondmegastore Tip 'Papyrus' is where we get the word 'paper'. Egyptian Papyrus was used as the very first form of paper, as early as 3000 BC, by the Egyptians.