Name: Cyperus prolifer aka Queen Tut Papyrus
Type of Plant: A native plant in Madagascar, this short growing papyrus is a good annual plant in northern climates, although perennial in zones 9 – 11.
Why I Love This Plant: I love the upright growth, bright green color and interesting texture that this plant gives to container combinations in northern areas. Put this in the center of pots and urns, and combine it with flowering annuals. Yes, Papyrus likes moist conditions, but Queen Tut will do well in containers that are regularly watered but not kept too wet.
A Word to the Wise: I love this plant when it’s combined with annuals with purple and pink flowers.