Cyperus alternifolius ‘Umbrella’

Award of Garden Merit 1993 – Alternate-leaf papyrus

The fascinating vegetation of the papyrus is erect. The bracts form an umbrella at the end of the stems, hence the reference to its other common name of umbel plant. In mid-season, it bears a crown of tiny flowers. Umbrella’ can reach a height of 60 to 75 cm, and is the fastest-spreading papyrus, given its height… Rapid growth.