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Dwarf Umbrella Grass
Scientific Name: Cyperus albostriatus Schrad.
Synonym: Cyperus diffusus
Family: Cyperaceae
Dwarf Umbrella Grass (Cyperus  albostriatus) Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 14-24
USDA: 9-10

Frost Tolerance: Hardy to 30F (-1C)

Sun Exposure: Full sun to light shade

Origin: West Indies, Central and South America

Growth Habits: Annual or short lived perennial, up to 20 inches tall (50 cm)

Watering Needs: Abundant water, keep the soil moist, but not soggy

Propagation: Seeds, cuttings

Can be invasive

Cultural Practices:
Remove the old leaves before the new growth comes in the spring. Divide the clumps every 2-3 years

Blooming Habits:

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