Cyperus alternifolius

(Umbrella Palm)


$24.99


Hardiness Zones:

 10a  10b  7b  8a  8b  9a  9b

Quick Overview:

Umbrella plant or umbrella palm is a perennial sedge that features a grass-like clump of triangular green stems typically growing to 2-3′ tall. Each stem is topped by a whorl of 10-25 drooping leaf-like bracts that resemble the ribs of a raised umbrella.

Description

Umbrella Palms have 24 to 72 inch high stems with thin blades arranged like an umbrella on the end. Plant them in nutrient rich soil in 2 to 5-gallon or larger containers. They prefer 1 to 6 inches water depth, and to be placed in sun to partial shade. Umbrella Palms may spread 12-48″. Grow in wet, boggy soils in part shade to full shade. Best in part shade. Leaves may scorch if grown in full sun or if exposed to hot, drying winds in hot summer climates. Grows well in both standing water (up to 4 ft.) and in boggy soils.

Additional information

Common Name

Umbrella Palm

Botanical Name

Cyperus alternifolius

Container/Amount

3 gallon

Evergreen or Deciduous

Deciduous

Hardiness Zone

10a, 10b, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b

Growth Rate

Average

Light Requirements

Part-sun, Sun

Height

48"

Width

12-48"

Soil Condition

Wet Soils

Water Needs

High

Blooming Period

Summer

Flower Color

brown

Fragrance

No

Foliage Color

green

Deer Resistant

Yes

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