Naturally found in wet habitats, this clump-forming, tufted perennial has slender, leafless, triangular stems that support a terminal whorl of approximately 25 flat, deep green leaf-like bracts resembling umbrella spokes. Small, pale yellow-brown flower clusters top the stems summer-fall. Use in bog gardens, near stream beds or ponds, or in containers. This plant may become weedy or invasive.
Leaf notes : The leaf-like bracts resemble ribs of an umbrella.
Leaf length : 4-12"
Leaf width : 5/8"
Leaf shape : Flat, sword-shaped
Leaf color : Deep green
Flower color :Brown
Average size maturity width : 2 - 2 1/2 ft.
Average size maturity height : 2 1/2 - 3 ft.
USDA Zone : 10 to 15 F( Z8a)
Sunset zone : 8, 9, 12-24
Water requirements : Ample
Light exposure : Partial Sun
Attractive bark :Yes