King Tut Papyrus King Tut Papyrus Cyperus Papyrus King Tut is a dwarf tender perennial sedge that is a water plant that grows in a grass-like clump of leafless, green stems to 2-3 feet tall. Each stem is topped by a showy "umbrella" of threadlike arching rays. This sedge is grown as an annual in rich, consistently moist soils or in standing water or in large containers. Potted plants may be overwintered indoors. Height: 2 to 3 feet and Spread: 2 to 3 feet'.