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Alternifolius Cyperus Grass Plant

  • - Umbrella Plant, Umbrella Papyrus, Umbrella Sedge
  • - Height: 2-4 feet
  • - Hardiness Zone: 10-12
  • - Exposure: Part Sun-Full Sun
  • - Bloom Time: Various
  • - Each Quart contains 1 Alternifolius Cyperus Grass Plant
Plant Features

The Alternifolius Cyperus (Umbrella Papyrus Grass) Plant is an ornamental Cyperus grass that produces long-leafed petals, looking quite similar to an umbrella's ribs, that grow atop straight, leafless stems. Tiny yellowy-green flowers bloom on top of the clumps from summer through fall. It is a good choice for containers and will grow well indoors with good filtered light and plenty of humidity. Its favorite use is as an accent specimen in garden areas, especially around water. In fact, our coastal growers enjoy its moderate tolerance to salt, planting it where it enjoys a bit of protection from direct salt spray with fantastic results!

Attribute name Attribute value
Plant Needs
Sunlight 4+ hours
Soil Moisture Wet
Soil Properties Well-drained
Tolerates Clay soil
Fertilizer When transplanted and then once every Spring
Attribute name Attribute value
Plant Characteristics
Mature Spread 2-3 feet
Habit Upright
Foliage Color Green
Features Cut Flower
Garden Styles Container Garden, Indoor Garden, Japanese Garden, Therapeutic Garden, Tropical Garden, Woodland Garden
Plant Used for Aesthetic Appeal, Borders and Edging, Focal Point, Texture
Pet Friendly Yes

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Exceeds Expectation!

Plants exceeded my expectation- fast shipping, very healthy and robust plants- larger than I expected which perfectly met my gardening needs.

From Patrick | May 23, 2016

Cyperus Alternifolius Umbrella Sedge Grass

Never disappointed with the plants.

From Phil | May 05, 2016

plant shipment review

The plants arrived completely intact due to the unique shipment system used and the Alternifolius plants are thriving beautifully now!

From Elizabeth | August 02, 2012