Giant Papyrus Shallow Water Plant


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JACK OF ALL TRADES! Giant Papyrus has many uses! It is a beautiful plant for starters, its buoyant stems have been used to make small boats, and it was an important part of Egyptian cuisine! Additionally up until the 7th or 8th century Papyrus was the writing material of choice!

FIREWORKS SPECTACULAR! The tops of Giant Papyrus are mop-like and resemble  fireworks! The plant will be as big of a showstopper in your pond as the finale of the 4th of July Fireworks show! 

MOTHER NATURE KNOWS BEST! Water plants act as filters & work WONDERS for the clarity and quality of your water–naturally! They also provide excellent habitat for your prized fish and other wildlife!

BLACK THUMB FRIENDLY! Pond plants are forgiving & super simple to grow! All they need is plenty of moisture & some gravel or soil to hold roots in place!  Easy as that!

100% QUALITY GUARANTEE! Our plants are grown & shipped by skilled, trusted aquatic plant experts. Your plant is guaranteed to arrive alive and healthy! 


Cyperus Papyrus, also called Giant Papyrus, is a wonderful aquatic plant that is perfect if you are looking to add some architectural interest to your pond! Giant Papyrus grow in clumps and have erect triangular stems which have mop-like tops that are about a foot across! The tops of this plant resemble fireworks and add a bold and dramatic statement to your space! While this plant is mainly grown for its foliage, it also produces greenish brown flowers in the summer months. Giant Papyrus has had many uses outside of being a beautiful plant! Its buoyant stalks have been used to make small boats, and it was an important part of Egyptian cuisine! It also was the writing material of choice until the 7th or 8th century. Additionally it is an award winning plant, it won the Award of Garden by the Royal Horticultural Society! Giant Papyrus is hardy in zones 9-12 and performs best in full to part sun. This unique and beautiful plant will be the perfect addition to your pond! 


  • Common name: Giant Papyrus
  • Botanical name: Cyperus Papyrus
  • Bloom color: Greenish-Brown
  • Bloom time: Summer
  • Plant height: 5’-12’
  • Plant spread: 2’-5’
  • Light requirements: Full to part sun
  • Water depth: Up to 6”
  • USDA hardiness zones: 9-12

NOTES FROM THE EXPERTS AT CHALILY: Our live plants are delivered as bare root plants. This means that the plant has mature, growing root structures ready to be planted. We recommend Chalily Lily and Lotus Fertilizer for all flowering aquatic plants.

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