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Fiber-optic grass

Isolepis cernua

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This eye-catching sedge has silvery flower heads on the ends of its stems, making it appear like a tuft of fiber optic threads. It needs moist or wet soil and grows to about a foot tall and wide. Use it at waterside or in a container.

CareProvide full sun to part shade and moist or wet soil.

PropagationDivide clumps in spring.

  • Zones : 10, 8, 9
  • Plant Height : 6 to 12 inches
  • Plant Width : 6 to 12 inches
  • Uses : Containers
  • Light : Full Sun to Partial Shade
  • Maintenance : Low
  • Moisture : Medium to Wet
  • Characteristics : Showy Foliage
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Summer Interest

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