Cyperus Graceful Grasses® Baby Tut™

Cyperus  SYE-purr-us

Proven Winners Graceful Grasses® Baby Tut™:

Bring a touch of ancient Egypt to your summer garden this year with Baby Tut™ umbrella grass. The lush airy foliage looks like bundles of green fireworks exploding at once and lends a softness and grace few plants can equal. Yet unlike the papyrus shading boats on the Nile, this one grows quickly to and stops at about 2 feet high and wide. Award-winning Baby Tut™, a cultivar of cyperus involucratus, can be grown in a water garden, in garden soil or in containers in both part sun to full sun

Full to Part Sun

Height: 18-24″/Spread: 18-24″

Foliage Accent

Size Available: 4.25


Cyperus  SYE-purr-us

Cyperus (Cyperus alternifolius) is the plant to grow if you never quite get it right when you water your plants, as it requires a constant moisture at the roots and cannot be overwatered. The tall stems have umbrellas of radiating bracts that look like leaves (the true leaves clasp the stem so closely you can hardly see them), giving the plant an oriental appearance. The riparian plants thrive in boggy conditions or even with roots fully submerged in water. The name for this plant comes from the arrangement of the leaves at the ends of the stems. The slender, rigid, serrated leaves are arranged in a ray around a central core, much like the spikes of an umbrella.