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Umbrella Plant, Umbrella Papyrus, Umbrella Palm
Cyperus involucratus 'Baby Tut'

Family: Cyperaceae (sy-peer-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Cyperus (sy-PEER-us) (Info)
Species: involucratus (in-vol-yoo-KRAY-tus) (Info)
Cultivar: Baby Tut
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Category:

Annuals

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Inconspicuous/none

Bloom Time:

Unknown - Tell us

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Other details:

Very high moisture needs; suitable for bogs and water gardens

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Pontotoc, Mississippi

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Jan 13, 2013, gardenergal17 from Canton (Football HOF City!), OH (Zone 6a) wrote:

I saw this unusual looking grass at a nursery, and just had to add it to my garden! I bought just one plant and divided it in to two. It has thrived in my west-facing perennial bed in Canton, Ohio. I love the addition of its unusual texture and to watch it move in the breeze!
Update: Perhaps I should have brought this plant indoors, because it's looking like it won't come back in Spring 2013! It was for sale at a local and informative "Mom and Pop" nursery, so I thought that it was hardy for my zone....Beautiful plant, though!