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Cyperus – Graceful Grasses® Baby Tut

Garden Height
18 - 24
Spacing
14 - 20
Spread
18 - 24
Habit
Mounded
Container Role
Filler
Flower Size
Medium
Light Level
Part Sun to Sun
Proven Winners

Features

Award Winner

Dead-Heading Not Necessary

Grass

Heat Tolerant

Foliage Interest

Water Plant

Maintenance Notes

Cyperus is not hardy enough to survive winters with freezing temperatures and it is not a candidate to overwinter inside. It is a very fast grower and will quickly grow to impressive size when replanted in the spring.

The plant can be planted in pots, along the waters edge of a pond, or even in a pond. The crown of the plant should never be covered in water and in fact both of these varieties can thrive in water as shallow as a few inches. The purpose is to keep the bulk of the soil or root mass wet.
The root ball can be submerged but it isn't necessary. If the plant is put into a pot I would suggest plugging the hole or holes in the bottom of the pot to keep as much water as possible in the pot

Baby Tut can also be planted in regular garden soil. It is best to keep the soil moist, but once established Baby Tut can tolerate some dry soil conditions.

Baby Tut is an evergreen or neutral grass. Where temperatures get colder than 25 degrees F, the plants should be treated as annuals. Once the grass turns brown it can either be removed immediately or removed in the spring. It should not be expected to live through the winter and begin growing again in the spring.

In areas where winter temperatures remain above 25 degrees it should be considered a perennial and the following information should be useful.

Evergreen or neutral grasses are usually plants that look like grasses but aren't actually classified as grasses, they are generally called grass-like plants.

Divide evergreen or neutral grasses and grass-like plants in spring only.
Evergreen grasses don't ever go dormant. Dividing plants wounds them to some degree. For evergreen grasses this wounding will really affect their ability to live through the winter.

Uses Notes

Use in water gardens, landscapes and mixed containers

Maintenance Category Easy

Water Category Average

Bloom Time

Flower Form Container, Grass, Landscape

Soil Fertility Average Soil

pH C - pH 6.0 - 6.5

EC (2:1 Extraction Method) 0.6 - 0.9

Fertilization 150 - 200

Light Requirements Medium

Water Requirements Moist to Wet

Rooting Out Temperature 65 - 72° Fahrenheit

Growing On Temperature 65 - 72° Fahrenheit

Holding Temperature 50 - 60° Fahrenheit

Planting and Timing Information

Spring to Summer sales. Standard PPP

Finishing Times [weeks]
4-5" and Quart Pot : 4-6
6" and Gallon Pot : 6-8
7-9" Pot :
10-12" and Two Gallon Pot :

Pinching and Growth Regulators

No pinching or growth regulators needed.

Pest and Disease Management

General pest and disease practices as listed in notes. May need to repeat fungicide drench if soil-borne disease occurs.

Grower Tips

Can be grown as a water plant or bog plant.