Cyperus involucratus - Umbrella Grass

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  • Approximate height: 75 - 90cm (30 - 36 inches)
  • Recommended water depth over crown of plant: 7½ - 10cm (3 - 4 inches)
  • Flowering time: July onwards
  • Flower colour: Green seed heads, which turn brown as they mature
  • Supplied in the solid 9cm pot we grow them in - for best results we recommend potting on using a 1 - 2 litre pot

Formerly known as Cyperus alternifolia, this excellent specimen plant will grace any pond with its tall, sturdy stems crowned with attractive sprays of umbrella-like leaves and delicate feathery seeds. The most ornamental member of the Cyperus family, it is evergreen until the first frosts come. Its foliage has an exotic foreign look - it is a relative of the Papyrus Grass - and this makes a useful contrast with other pond plants and lifts the look of the pond. Unlike the Papyrus Grass, though, it is much smaller and more in proportion to the average set up. It is very slightly frost tender so the crown of the plant should remain below the water during winter to protect it from any possible ice damage. Hence we have recommended a planting depth of 3 - 4 inches. In frost-free areas it could be planted as shallow as you wish. 

If designing a planting scheme, we recommend approximately 2 Cyperus involucratus plants per square foot of ground, or 1 plant per linear foot of pond edge. Read more here on how to pot and care for your plant.