One of the new plant introductions in 2010, King Tut papyrus, really loves the heat. It seems to put on more height the hotter it gets. The stalks, which are three-sided, can grow to 6 ft. x 36 in. (1.8 m x 90 cm) .
King Tut is a papyrus that does well in a bed or border with normal moisture — a pond location isn’t necessary.
“It looked elegant in our trial garden,” said Roger Tschanz, University of Guelph trial garden manager back in early spring. And he’s right. It does add a dramatic look.
If growing in a container, Tschanz recommends watering every day. Baby Tut, a variety of umbrella grass (Cyperus involucratus), is shorter (24 in./60 cm), more mounded and has broader leaves at the top. Both are tender perennials. Sun for both.
King Tut was a Proven Winners introduction in 2010.