Umbrella Plant, Cyperus alternifolius 'Gracilis'

Umbrella Plant

FAMILY:
Cyperaceae

ORIGIN:
Madagascar

DESCRIPTION:
Densely tufted perennial; basal leaves absent; numerous winged dark green stems each produce a terminal whorl of green arching leaf-like bracts 4 - 6" long; small spikelets of pale yellow-brown flowers in compound umbels; grows 18 - 36"

CULTIVATION:
Prefers wet soil; part shade to full sun

PROPAGATION:
Divide in spring

COMMENTS:
A very hardy pond accent

 

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