Cyperus alternifolius (Umbrella Sedge)


Cyperus alternifolius, or Umbrella Sedge, is the most common papyrus in the world, to be grown on the edge of the pond or even in very bright flats

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Additional information

Main characteristics

Cyperus alternifolius is a marsh plant characterised by tall stems with a circular section ending in narrow, long, umbrella-shaped leaves


In summer, from the centre of the umbrella-shaped leaves, brown branched inflorescences appear

Flowering period

June – September

Planting depth

It can be grown both in moist soil and in water up to -15 cm of depth

Plant height

Up to 180 cm

Soil to use

Field soil with 2/3 tablets of Osmocote fertilizer near the rhizome


Full sun or half shade

PH tolerated

Acidic, neutral or basic (alkaline): 6 to 8

Frost Resistance

it withstands temperatures as low as -10 degrees, but the roots fear ice, therefore in places where a consistent layer of ice forms, it must be sheltered in winter


Native plant of Madagascar and South Africa

Shipped plant

In temporary 10×10 basket

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