Cyperus alternifolius /Umbrella Plant

Cyperus alternifolius  / Cyperus alternifolius
A hefty clump of umbrella plant
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Scientific Name: Cyperus alternifolius
Common Name: Umbrella Plant
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 8, 9, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: 3 -5 feet
Bloom time: Spring, Summer
Flower color: Yellow
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Comments: It is seldom killed in zone 8, but may be severely damaged by temperaures below 25 degree F. Gives tropical flavor to water features. Not fully cold hardy, dies back to the roots in cold winters but returns in early spring. Cut back dead foliage in winter. Clumps form a thick, dense mass. Responds favorably to several applications of fertilizer during the growing season. Reported to have been cultivated for over 200 years in water gardens.