Dwarf Striped Umbrella Plant, Dwarf Papyrus
Cyperus albostriatus 'Variegatus'

Family: Cyperaceae (sy-peer-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Cyperus (sy-PEER-us) (Info)
Species: albostriatus (al-boh-stry-AY-tus) (Info) (al-boh-stry-AY-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Variegatus

Category:

Groundcovers

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

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)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Cream/Tan

Inconspicuous/none

Bloom Time:

Blooms all year

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Variegated

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Gardeners' Notes:

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RatingContent
Positive

On Dec 14, 2009, turektaylor from Elizabeth City, NC (Zone 8a) wrote:

i got this from plant delight's 2 years ago. while it is a cool/unique looking plant/ground cover, it is somewhat of a bully.even Tony's web site says don't plant it near any delicate treasures or they'll be swallowed up. that said, i've managed to keep it in check by digging down, breaking the 'mother vein' connection and pulling outer plants.

mine get early and late afternoon sun here in zone 8a, otherwise they fry. it's definitely a conversation piece.