If you want to add some unbeatable texture to your garden this year then you must try King Tut papyrus. It has been around for a-half-dozen years now and is still one that customers will fight over at the local garden center. One of the reasons they fight over it is that there is never enough to meet demand.
At the Columbus (Ga.) Botanical Garden we use both the King Tut papyrus Cyperus papyrus from Egypt and the umbrella palm, Cyperus involucratus, which is a close relative from Madagascar. If you remember your elementary history, this plant was used for making papyrus sheets for writing. Our word “paper” comes from “papyrus.”
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