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Fiber Optic Grass

Scirpus cernuus
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Grass-like, evergreen perennial with bright green foliage. Tiny flowers at the ends of thread-like stems, lend the plant a strong resemblance to a bundle of fiber optic cables. Blooms all year!

Plant with Lobelia


  • Landscape Size: 6"-10" tall, 15"-20" wide
  • Light Requirement: Morning Sun/Afternoon Shade
  • Water Needs: High
  • USDA Zone: 8a
  • Growth Habit: Upright, Compact
  • Growth Rate: Slow
  • Attributes: Evergreen, Deer Resistant, Long Bloom Season

These characteristics apply to the greater Sacramento area and nearby regions. 

Live outside of our area? Please check with your local cooperative extension for the best growing practices in your neck of the woods.

Visit: UC Cooperative Extension Offices

Visit: National County Extension Offices

    Green Thumb Guide

    Grows well in enriched, evenly moist to wet soils. Cut back in late winter for fresh, new growth in spring. Divide every 2-3 years.



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