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Cyperus albostriatus 'Variegatus'
Common Name: Dwarf Umbrella Grass Family: Cyperaceae (The Sedge Family)

Cyperus albostriatus 'Variegatus'
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The green leaves of this unusual plant are streaked with silver lines. Its dwarf-palm-tree habit makes it a useful plant for multiple applications. Thrives in containers, dry shade and as a groundcover as clumps will gradually expand over time. Dwarf umbrella grass was a popular houseplant in the 70s so go all retro and bring it into the house in colder climates.


Geogrpahical Origin:
Southern Africa and Madagascar
Garden Origin
Native Habitat:
Dry woods and rocky hillsides.

ClassEvergreen  Primary Bloom ColourBrown 
TypeGrass  Secondary Bloom Colour 
Height8-12'  Bloom TimeSpring 
Spread12-24'  FragranceNo 
Light ExposureFull - Part Shade Full - Part Sun Sun Part Sun Part Shade  Foliage ColourVariegated - Cream/White 
Soil MoistureAverage Moist Dry  Stem Colour 
Hardiness Zone8-11  BerriesNo 
BC NativeNo    

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