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Cyperus albostriatus 'Variegatus'


Palm-like habit with variegated foliage for containers, groundcover and dry shade!

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.

Common Name: Dwarf Umbrella Grass

Family: Cyperaceae (The Sedge Family)

Zone Hardiness: 8-11

Light: Full Sun, Part Sun, Part Shade

Height: 8-12"

Width: 12-24"

Primary Bloom Colour: Brown

Secondary Bloom Colour:

Class: Evergreen

Type: Grass

Bloom Time: Spring

Soil Moisture: Average, Moist, Dry

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: No

Berries: No


Deer Resistant: Unknown

BC Native: No

Native Habitat: Dry woods and rocky hillsides.

Award: GPP, AGM

Geogrpahical Origin: Europe and Africa - Southern Africa and Madagascar

Miscellaneous - Garden Origin

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