Cyperus involucratus 'Baby Tut®'

Umbrella Grass

Tips for Homeowners:

Can be moved indoors to overwinter. 

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Umbrella plant is an excellent accent plant and the 'umbrella' part of the plant can be used in flower arrangements.

  • Water-loving
  • Fast-growing foliage plant
  • Great for containers or gardens

An excellent choice for water gardens, mixed container gardens or to add a touch of the tropical to the flowerbed.

Height: 20-32 in
Spread: 20-36 in
Zone: 9-11
Color: Non-Flowering

Interesting Notes about Umbrella Grass:

This grass-like plant can not only grow in the garden, but also loves to grow along the edges of ponds or in the pond, depending on the level of water.

Characteristics & Attributes


  • Mass Planting
  • Water's Edge / Bog Plant
  • Cut Flower/ Foliage
  • No Deadheading
  • Great Foliage
  • Border or Bed
  • Fast Growing
  • Ornamental Grass
  • Specimen
  • Container
  • Low Maintenance
  • Heat Tolerant

Foliage Color:

  • Green


  • Full Sun
  • Partial Sun


  • Upright

Season of Interest (Foliage):

  • Summer

Soil Moisture:

  • Keep Well-Watered
  • Water Garden
  • Average Water