This is an aquatic or emergent tender perennial plant native to most of the tropical and subtropical regions of the world, including the southeastern United States.
A true papyrus, it has green, three-angled, soft, leafless stems which arise from brown, scaly rhizomes (underground, lateral stems). The leaves are generally absent, but a few papery leaf sheaths occur at the base of the stems that are green tinged with red or purple. The summer flowers appear in umbrella-like groups atop thin stems...
Lacking leaves, Indian flatsedge grows as a cluster of short, slender stems topped with a irregular, grassy, tufted head of tan flowers. An upright, clump-forming evergreen perennial sedge, this species is native to the West Indies in the Caribbean Sea.
The thin stems are medium to dark green and flattened. With ample warmth, these leafless stems develop small, clustered bronze-tan spikelets at their tops, often branching and forming secondary spikelets. These flowers are pollinated and distributed...
(Egyptian Papyrus, Papyrus)
Best known for its use in paper making by the ancient Egyptians, papyrus is a large, aquatic sedge that originates from tropical Africa and the Nile River Basin. Its bright green color and striking bold looks have made it a popular plant for contemporary aquatic container plantings and subtropical and tropical water gardens.
Egyptian papyrus is an evergreen water-loving plant that produces tall, dark green stems topped with umbrella-like sprays of long thread-like filaments. Tan spikelets...
(Compact Egyptian Papyrus, Egyptian Papyrus, Papyrus)
Compact Egyptian papyrus is an easy-to-grow clump-forming aquatic plant that produces sturdy bright green stems topped with robust plumes of fine grassy foliage. The stems look much like hairy green feather dusters rising from the water. These produce inconspicuous feathery tan flowers when conditions are favorable. In addition to a shorter size, ‘Perkamentus Compact’ has thicker stems and more compact plumes.
Though moisture-loving, this plant will only tolerate shallow water that just covers...
The showy papyrus King Tut® is compact, fast-growing and will add a tropical foliar element to any border or container with moist soil. Its papyrus plumes are very filamentous, feathery and sit on strong, stout stems.
Best known for its use in paper making by the ancient Egyptians, papyrus is typically a large aquatic sedge that originates from tropical Africa and the Nile River Basin. Its bright green color and striking bold looks have made it a popular plant for contemporary aquatic container...
African in origin, miniature papyrus is a super compact sedge adapted to moist ground and riversides. This evergreen tender perennial is best suited to containers and lowland gardens, and even though it's only hardy to zone 9 it can be grown as an annual in areas with cold winters.
This compact papyrus forms bunches of pinwheel-like floral heads and foliage. The arching stems are topped with fine green bracts. When weather is warm and accommodating, green and reddish brown spikelets of flowers...
(Black Titi, He Huckleberry, Leatherwood, Swamp Titi)
Fragrant white flowers and glossy green leaves make the swamp titi a worthwhile shrub for the garden, although rarely used. Native to the swamps of the southeastern United States, from Virginia to Florida, it suckers from its roots to form broad thickets. A plant looks sprawling and spreading, with an open habit with bent and contorted branches. In mild winter areas it is mostly evergreen, but is fully deciduous where the winters provide subfreezing temperatures.
The long, tongue-like leaves...
Gerald L. Klingaman
(Japanese Hollyfern, Japanese Netvein Hollyfern)
Japanese holly fern is an evergreen to deciduous fern with fronds that are glossy and dark green with toothed edges resembling holly. Large spore structures are visible on the undersides of fronds.
Grow in average to fertile, moist but well-drained soil with humus in shade or part shade. Make sure not to plant too deeply. Where evergreen, Japanese Holly fern makes a rich, green groundcover in winter and summer. Holly fern is also an interesting specimen plant and makes an excellent houseplant....
James H. Schutte
(Hollyfern, Japanese Netvein Hollyfern)
Japanese netvein holly fern is an evergreen to deciduous fern with fronds that are glossy and dark green with deeply cut edges resembling holly. 'Rochfordianum' leaflets have jagged leaf margins, giving it a fringed appearance. Large spore structures are visible on the undersides of fronds.
Grow in average to fertile, moist but well-drained soil with humus in shade or part shade. Where evergreen, Japanese Holly fern makes a rich, green groundcover in winter and summer. Holly fern is also an interesting...