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Products > Cyperus alternifolius 'Gracilis'
 
Cyperus alternifolius 'Gracilis' - Miniature Umbrella Plant

Note: This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.  

 
Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Grass-like
Family: Cyperaceae (Sedges)
Origin: South Africa (Africa)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Greenish White
Bloomtime: Summer
Height: 1-2 feet
Width: 1-2 feet
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Irrigation (H2O Info): High Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 20-25 F
Cyperus alternifolius 'Gracilis' (Miniature Umbrella Plant) - This is a smaller version of the species growing about 2 feet tall with less tendency to flower and therefore reseed. The leaf-like bracts top the flowering stalk, and are arranged spirally, spreading outward and slightly downward like the ribs of an umbrella. Grow in or out of water, in pots, or even in an irrigated dry stream bed. It is hardy to about 20-25 degrees F.  The information on this page is based on research conducted in our nursery library and from online sources as well as from observations made of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in the nursery's garden and in other gardens that we have observed it in. We also will incorporate comments received from others and always appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have additional information, particularly if this information is contrary to what we have written or includes additional cultural tips that might aid others in growing Cyperus altern. 'Gracilis'.
 
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