A picture of a Umbrella Plant

Umbrella Plant

Cyperus involucratus

Also known as

Umbrella Sedge, Dwarf Papyrus Grass, Umbrella Grass

Starr 080609-8007 Cyperus involucratus by Forest & Kim Starr (CC BY 3.0)

Full Sun
Moderate care
Frequent watering
Tender

H4-H1c

RHS hardiness

-10°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1m

Max

1m

50cm

Min

50cm

5 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

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Umbrella Plant Overview

Evergreen perennial with a vigorous clump-forming growth habit. Produces tall, slender, triangular stems topped with an elegant, symmetrical spiralling pattern of leaf brats. They are exotic in appearance and resemble the spokes of an umbrella, giving the plant its common name. Flowers are small and relatively insignificant, this plant is typically grown for its foliage.

Common problems with Umbrella Plant

Generally pest & disease free

    How to harvest Umbrella Plant

    Generally not harvested, seeds can be collected once the seed heads have dried.

    How to propagate Umbrella Plant

    Seed

    In spring in consistently moist seed compost at 18 to 21°C.

    Division

    Special features of Umbrella Plant

    Wet sites

    Other uses of Umbrella Plant

    A low maintenance plant for bog/wet sites it is mostly grown as a pot/container plant in the UK.