Genus of more than 500 species of annual and perennial plants. Perennials are evergreen and rhizomatous and usually encountered as weeds, since this genus contains one of the ten principal weeds.
Latin name: Cyperus papyrus
Grown mostly for their shape and foliage and less for their umbrella-shaped inflorescences.
They grow in moist soils, in full sun and partial shade.
Propagated by division.
Hydrophytic, rhizomatous plant, with green leaves and yellow flowers in summer, from which the famous papyrous paper is made.
Grows in full sun, in moist, fertile soils. Requires frost protection.
Plant in water gardens and containers.