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Umbrella Plant

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Cyperus altrnifollus

Annual or houseplant

Sun or light shade; can be used in water gardens or as a houseplant (container on tray of water); keep moist or grow in standing water; prefers fertile soil; sun and wind can brown the bracts; plant in 2-5 gallon pot; grow with 1-6 inches of water covering the crown

  • Grass-like leafy bracts form umbrella at top of scape
  • Stem (scape) up to 3' long, green, glabrous