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Baby Moses Dwarf Papyrus Grass
Baby Moses Dwarf Papyrus Grass

Baby Moses Dwarf Papyrus Grass

Papyrus is a sedge (family Cyperaceae) is considered as a perennial plant by us here in Chattanooga although it is zoned 8-11 (we're zone 7). Papyrus is related to the grass family (sometimes considered ornamental grass). However, a sedge is defined as a grass-like plant with triangular stems and inconspicuous flowers, usually growing in wet areas. 

The triangular stem grows out of a clump; under the stem lies a thick mass of rhizomes—the means by which the plant spreads. The greenish-brown flowers bloom in summer, then give way to the fruits that look somewhat like a nut. It's a great looking plant that can work in pots, landscape and pond areas. It can be grown in part to full sun and likes average soil moisture. At maturity, it reaches 18-24 inches both tall and wide.


Baby Moses Dwarf Papyrus Grass thrives in waterlogged or shallow aquatic conditions, making it an ideal choice for water gardens. It prefers full sun to partial shade, requiring at least 4 to 6 hours of sunlight daily. Regular watering is essential to keep the soil or planting medium consistently moist. If grown in containers, ensure that they are submerged in water or placed at the water's edge. Fertilizing every two to four weeks during the growing season can promote healthy growth.

Growth Habit

Baby Moses Dwarf Papyrus Grass grows up to a height of about 18 - 24 inches. This semi-evergreen perennial is hardy in USDA zones 8 to 11, making it suitable for warmer regions. The plant features upright green stems topped with attractive umbrella-like clusters of thin, grass-like leaves. In late spring or early summer, it produces small, spherical flower heads that add an extra dimension of visual interest to the plant.


Non-toxic to humans, cats, and dogs.