Umbrella Plant
(Cyperus involucratus)

  • Type: Perennial
  • Light: Full Sun
  • Height: 3-6'
  • Spread: 2-3'
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Cyperus involucrata, commonly called "Umbrella Plant" or "Umbrella Sedge", is a rhizomatous, evergreen, densely-clumping, tender perennial sedge that typically grows to 3-6’ tall in frost free areas, but to 2-3’ tall where not winter hardy and grown as an annual. It is probably native to boggy areas and lake/stream margins in MadagascarThis sedge is ornamentally grown for its showy green bracts. Erect triangular stems rise up from a network of short woody rhizomes. 

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