Cyperus alternifolius 10
Cyperus alternifolius 1

Cyperus alternifolius
Synonym: Cyperus involucratus
(Umbrella Plant)
(Umbrella Sedge)
USDA Zone: 9 - 11
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Origin: Madagascar
Type: Herbaceous perennial; Tropical

Typical Height: 4’-6’
Typical Spread: 2’-3’

Growth: Medium
Drought Tolerance: Low
Salt Tolerance: Low
Wind Tolerance: N/A
Foliage Color: Dark Green
Flower Color: Brown
Flowering Season: Summer
Flower Feature: Insignificant
Light Needs: Medium-High
Nutritional Needs: Medium
Human Hazards: None
Family: Cyperaceae
Propagation: Division; Cutting; Seeds
Leaf Type: Simple
Texture: Medium
Environmental Issues: None

Typical sizes at the nursery:
3G (3’OA)

Typical planting distance:
24” O.C.

Common Uses: Aquatic; Specimen plant; Pots
Category: Aquatics

Notes: Moist sites; Bog and Water gardens; doesn’t need to be grown in water

+ In this Photo:
Cyperus alternifolius
(Umbrella Plant)
5'OA Height

All sizes are approximates
Photo taken by:
All Landscape Data, Inc.
February 2014
Florida USA

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